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THE Year Abroad — 

America ... ... ... ... 16 

Australia ... ... ... ... 19 

Canada ... ... ... ... ... 21 

India 23 

Overseas Trade Directory — 

Australia 24 

Austria ... ... ... ... ... 24 

Belgium ... ... ... ... ... 25 

Canada ... ... ... ... ... 26 

Czechoslovakia ... ... ... ... 27 

Denmark ... ... ... ... 28 

France ... ... ... ... ... 29 

Germany ... ... ... ... 33 

Greece ... ... ... ... ... 36 

Holland 36 

Hungary 38 

India 39 

Italy 39 

Jugoslavia ... ... ... ... 40 

New Zealand ... ... ... ... 40 

Norway ... ... ... ... ... 41 

Poland ... ... ... - ... ... 41 

Roumania ... ... ... ... 42 

Spain 42 

Sweden ... ... ... ... ... 43 

Switzerland 43 

Turkey ... ... ... ... ... 44 

Union of South Africa ... ... ... 45 

United States of America 45 

Films Section — 

Trade Shown Films of 1932 ... ... 47 

Renters' Offers of the Year 77 

Films Registered under the Act — 

British 85 

Foreign ... ... ... ... ... 93 

Trade Organisations — 

Cinematograph Exhibitors' Associa- 
tion ... ... ... ... ... 121 

Kinematograph Renters' Society ... 126 
Incorporated Association of Kine- 
matograph Manufacturers, Ltd. ... 127 

Cinematograph Trade Benevolent 

Fund ... ... ... ... ... 128 

Cinematograph Trade •Provident 

Institution ... ... ... ... 128 

Empire Marketing Board (Film 

Section) ... ... ... ... 128 

Commission on Educational and 

Cultural Films ... ... ... 128 

Federation of British Industries ... 129 

British Kinematograph Society ... 129 

Muscians' Union ... ... ... 129 

Performing Right Society, Ltd. ... 129 


Trade Organisations — continued. 
Film Industries Co-operative Society 

Ltd 129 

Electrical Trades' Union 129 

British Board of Film Censors ... 129 
Guild of British Kinema Projectionists 

and Technicians, Ltd. ... ... 130 

Cinema Veterans, 1903 ... ... 130 

Hritish Actors' Equity Association ... 130 

Incorporated Society of Authors, etc. 130 

London Poster Association, Ltd. ... 130 

British Poster Advertising Association 130 

Incorporated Society of Musicians ... 131 

Variety Artistes' Federation ... ... r3i 

British Association of Film Directors 131 

Cinema Club. Glasgow. ... ... 131 

White Cinema Club, Belfast ... 131 
National Association of Theatrical 

Employees ... ... ... ... 131 

Amateur Film Societies ... ... 132 

Film Transporters' Association of 

Great Britain ... ... ... 133 

Lancashire Cinema "Old Boys" ... 133 

Legal Section — 

The Solicitor Explains ... ... 136 

Digest of Acts and Regulations ... 140 

Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932 ... 150 

Home Office Regulations, 1923 ... 155 

Cinematograph Films Act. 1927 ... 164 

In the Courts ... ... ... ... 174 

Financial Section — 

New Companies ... ... ... 180 

Bankruptcies, Liquidations, etc. ... 192 

Equipment and Technical Section — 

Equipment and Technique in 1932 ... 207 

Data for Kinematograph Technicians 245 

Who's What and Where in the 
Trade and in the Studio — 

Who's What in the Trade ... ... 250 

Who's What in the Studio 283 

British Studios ... ... ... ... 300 

Cameramen ... ... ... ... 307 

Directory Section — 

General Trade Directory ... ... 313 

Classified Trade Directory ... ... 343 

Our Leading Companies ... ... 358 

Theatre Circuits ... ... ... 362 

London Kinemas ... ... ... 379 

English do. ... ... ... 397 

Welsh do. ... ... ... 525 

Scottish do. 536 

Irish do. ... ... ... 556 

Index to Advertisements ... ... 564 

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By S. G. Rayment, 
Editor, Kinemalograph Weekly. 

WHILE the year 1932 closed ia a perfect mess of unsettled trade 
problems, the most prominent fight to engage the energies of 
exhibitors was undoubtedly the Sunday opening question. 
More wide-reaching worries — the entertainment tax and film rental 
looming largest — were less spectacular, and public interest was hardly 
to be enlisted actively in our grievances. 

Members of the Trade being first and foremost showmen were 
themselves rather led into making Sunday opening an obsession, for 
although it was obvious that a very great number of country areas 
could not be affected by the Sunday Entertainments Act, so much 
attention was devoted to it by exhibitors that an observer might have 
thought it was a compulsory measure. 

The question has been debated from all angles by men who could 
have but an academic interest in it, and as a consequence an impression 
could easily have been gathered that it had caused dissension in the 
ranks of the exhibitors. Where it was wanted, it was very badly 
w anted ; where the need did not arise, however, there was no excuse 
for creating the idea that a considerable number of showmen were 
against it. . 

In many instances the argument was quoted that there would be 
a definite fall in the takings of Monday and Tuesday to balance the 
Sunday revenue, but where this was put forward it was seldom recog- 
nised that there is a very considerable amount of money in the hands 
of the public which is available for spending in one direction or another 
on Sundays. And in certain areas, big towns with floating populations 
like Portsmouth, or many of the pleasure resorts, the Sunday kinema 
is beyond question a public amenity which is as keenly advocated by 
authorities responsible for the good order of the place as it is bv the 
kinema proprietors. 

That there is any important dissenMon amongst exhibitors is an 
entirely false reading of the position ; if it were stated that a serious 
difference of opinion existed amongst religious workers we should be 
much nearer the truth. The more advanced Church leaders can 
appreciate quite plainly the attitude of John Citizen, and by coming 
boldly into the ranks of those prepared to cater for a recognised 
necessity they have strengthened their position with the ordinary self- 
respecting member of the public who could hardly help resenting the 
limitations on his liberty imposed by an Act 150 years old. 

But at the same time there was an exceedingly active and well- 
organised body of opinion which definitely wanted to fight against any 
extension of liberty on Sunday at all. This group of religious workers, 
t j lc Lord's Day Observance Society, has by its active opposition had 


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a tonic effect on the Trade where fights have taken place, and when a 
town's poll was taken at Croydon at the end of November the voting 
was conducted in as businesslike a way as a Parliamentary election, 
with even greater keenness and a remarkably high percentage of voters. 

We have, in short, learnt from our adversaries how to organise 
our resources, and where the kinema business has devoted itself whole- 
heartedly to the job it has succeeded. Where, however, it has relied 
on the general intelligence of the public, without using all the arts of 
showmanship, coupled with scientific electioneering, it has been beaten, 
for the other side never relaxes for a moment. 

Where there had been any Sunday opening during the twelve 
months preceding the operation of the Act, the local authority has 
power to grant its sanction to the exhibitor forthwith. It is only 
where it is an innovation that the rather elaborate procedure, culminat- 
ing in a poll of the local government electors, is necessary, and as this 
is a heavy expense which is defrayed by the Council out of the general 
rate it is not likely to be used unless there is a fair chance of success. 
In brief, when a group of exhibitors agitate for the extension of Sunday 
opening to their own particular area, there is strong prima facie 
evidence that they are responding to a public demand. 

While on the subject of local authorities and their control of the 
kinemas one may welcome the decision on the part of Liverpool to relax 
the licensing condition which forbade the exhibition of A films to 
children under 16, even when accompanied by their parents. Much 
anxiety was caused by this regulation, and there were indications that 
the policy was likely to be imitated in other parts of the country ; 
happily, however, the ordinary conditions as drawn up by the Home 
Office now applies. 

The Trade's Millstone. 

One of the provisions of the Sunday Entertainments Act, the 
working of which will be watched with considerable interest, is that 
which allocates 5 per cent, of the profits on Sunday shows to a Film 
Institute. The general objects of this body will be to maintain a steady 
pressure in the direction of uplift, so that we shall gradually be rendered 
more and more highbrow not merely in spite of ourselves, but by virtue 
of our own work. The charitable donations will suffer to allow of this 
endowment, it is true, but the Film Institute may eventually turn 
out to be a useful amenity in the existence of the Industry when it has 
found itself and its function. At the moment its aims are not par- 
ticularly definite, which may be an advantage, for its energies are capable 
of being directed into useful channels when the practical man's mind 
and the theorists' zeal work together. One significant feature about the 
creation of this new body is that its formation, or rather its financing 
arrangement, was negatived by the Standing Committee on the Bill, 
but in the form of an Amendment it was added on the report stage in 
the House. 

There has been a continuous pressure for some adjustment of the 
Entertainment Tax which would ease matters for the lower-priced 
seats at least. In view of the general financial strain little surprise 
was shown when the Trade's complaints were ignored by the Chancellor 
of the Exchequer, but the need for maintaining the battle was so 
fully recognised that a steady campaign was being pressed forward as 

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the year closed, and 1933 is to open with a direct appeal to the public 
for support. An excellent set of six trailers was prepared, each 
telling its story with the propaganda side adroitly mingled with 
humour, so that the patrons should at least understand the handicap 
under which the exhibitor is carrying on. 

Whether the net result will carry as much weight with the Chan- 
cellor as the figures indicating the loss of business is another matter. 
In my view, the exhibitor's own record, comparing his receipts in 
the period before December, 1931, with those now obtaining, are 
likely to be more practical, and possibly fruitful. The great falling -off 
in revenue must tell, as no other agency can, what an obstacle we have 
had against us, whereas the direct interest of the public is far less easy 
to capitalise. 

In any event, every exhibitor's balance sheet is a striking evidence 
of the terribly heavy burden the kinema has to carry, for one annual 
report after another tells the same story — Entertainment Tax pay- 
ments very much up, profits down. 

What this tendency means in many industrial districts is ruin, for 
unemployment is so widespread that many of the smaller halls have 
long been trading on far too narrow a margin for safety. Better-class 
halls find their patrons leaving the higher-priced seats for the cheaper 
ones, and the theory of passing on the tax to the public has proved 
futile. And as the picturegoers themselves hardly realise what the 
tax means, little support can be expected from them in the fight, 
although, of course, no conceivable method of arousing interest and 
active sympathy can be ignored. 

The strongest appeal is clearly on business grounds, and to prove 
that it is an unfair burden is a painfully simple matter. It only needs 
a frank statement of business done now, as compared with business of 
the corresponding period a year before, and the justice of the claim 
must be admitted. At the time of writing returns are coming in to 
C.E.A. headquarters which will provide ammunition for the battle, and 
it is to be hoped that every kinema proprietor will comply with the 
official request for this data. Tt is the mass of figures which will tell 
the story, because there is obviously a danger that Members of Parlia- 
ment and administrative heads may easily receive false ideas of pros- 
perity from the business done in the West End of London, where the 
biggest attractions receive their shop-window pre-release. 

Poor box-office figures have naturally a wide application in view 
of the sharing-terms system, and the renter experiences as sharp a 
lesson on national depression as the exhibitor, whose bad trade is 
immediately reflected. Add to this that America wants every cent 
she can get for film hire — because of the reduced value of sterling and 
her own economic pressure — and it is easy to understand that the 
exhibitors are not the only members of the Trade who have been 
through an anxious year. I think the amounts outstanding for film 
hire on the books of the renters would cause amazement if they were 
allowed to be known. 

Our Outlook. 

With the strongest desire to regard our conditions with optimism, 
it would be foolish to suggest that any magic lifting of these clouds is 
possible. Given a reasonable chance of general trade revival the 


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kineraa industry should certainly participate as quickly as any, but 
until this is definitely to be seen no good purpose would be served by 
pretending that one unit of the national life can by itself make a 
sudden return to prosperity. Our activities are far too interdependent 
for that. 

And yet we have in the past year proved beyond any other industry 
that courage and enterprise have at least given us such a position that 
when a revival, however slight, is to be seen, we shall be able to take 
full advantage of it. 

Evidence of the spirit maintained by the Trade has been a con- 
spicuous feature of the year's business in every branch of the Trade. 
Most notable, of course, have been the remarkable additions to the 
kinemas of the country, for in all parts great and beautifully equipped 
houses have been erected, with seating capacities proving the faith of 
the exhibitor in the continually growing appeal of screen entertain- 
ment. In spite of the greatest handicaps we have seen opened over a 
hundred fine buildings during the year, at a cost, in some cases, of 
over a quarter of a million pounds. So energy and capital have been 
poured out boldly in this direction, giving a striking demonstration of 
the will to thrive which cannot but make the kinema an even more 
widespread and popular amenity of life than it is already. 

Building picture houses, of course, is only part of the story. 
People in this country do not attend a given hall because of its appear- 
ance or its comforts ; it is the picture that brings them in, and upon 
the consistent quality of the entertainment will stand or fall the success 
of the kinema. 


One can therefore note with considerable satisfaction the standard 
that has been maintained. We have had some very fine productions 
during the vear, and if we have lacked a " Four Horsemen " the general 
level has been much better than usual, while the ingenuity that has 
been exercised in exploiting the programmes has surpassed all previous 
efforts. In saying this I am referring to the general standard reached 
by the ordinary showman, who is now working on lines considerably in 
advance of his earlier standing. The best test of this is afforded by the 
Managers' Competition conducted by the Kink Weekly, in which 
there is a very notable adv ance in the numbers of entrants as well as in 
the quality of their work. 

Showmanship has certainly done its part in consolidating the hold 
which the pictures have on the public, but of course it is dependent 
upon good product. And as the percentage of British pictures has 
reached 12 J the quality of our own product is naturally a big question. 

It does not seem so very long since we had to disguise the origin 
of our own product ; when the label " British " on a poster was enough 
to keep the public out. Happily that day is over, and although certain 
features have hardly deserved the ili-balanced praise they have 
received from over-enthusiastic writers in the lay press, the ordinary 
British programme feature is a worth-while proposition, while quite a 
fair number of our productions can take their place with the best from 
overseas. One is hardly to go further than this yet. 

We have our besetting sins still — lack of " slickness " is one of the 

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most serious — but our pictures do not so frequently offend in this way 
as was their habit only recently. We have developed new directors 
and given them adequate support and resources ; as a reward 
we are able to give the world British pictures which are good enough 
to hold their own anywhere. 

So 1932 has proved our producers can deliver the goods, and in 
the coming year it is estimated that we can make something like two 
hundred feature pictures. The importance of numbers is naturally a 
big asset to the independent exhibitor, who has in the past had many 
an anxious moment when he has had to make up his quota of British 
films, working at the same time under the limit imposed by the bars 
of opposition houses. 

In spite of this he has shown as a rule more than the law demanded 
of him, and many cases could be quoted of exhibitors presenting an 
extremely high percentage of British pictures. Now this is not a 
patriotic gesture. They have found that the stories, dialogue, settings 
and atmosphere have definitely appealed to their patrons, and by 
adroitly catering to this newly-awakened task they have effected an 
advance which a year ago would have been unthinkable. There are 
one or two areas in the far North which have not so far reacted to the 
better British film, but there are many more which have given them an 
unmistakable welcome. Nobody will pretend that we have reached 
a stage at which we can claim superiority over our competitors from 
overseas, but that we are approaching a reliable standard is undoubted . 

As the public reception of our own product has enabled many 
exhibitors to show many more than the minimum number demanded 
by the quota, the actual length of our pictures is not of such vital 
import as it once was, when every foot was wanted to make up the 
percentage. This pressure being relieved it is to be hoped that the 
next object aimed at in our studios will be a general quickening-up of 
the action, so that the typical British tempo may no longer be deliber- 
ate, but as snappy as the quick-fire American pictures to which our 
audiences have been accustomed. 

The First Necessity. 

As to whether the two hundred British productions within the 
year about which prophecies have been made will ever be seen I do 
not like to be too confident. The importance of numbers lies in the 
range of choice given to the showman, but this presupposes qualitv. 
There has never yet been a definition of this ; one may at least express 
the hope that the day has passed when a film is made as a matter of 
compliance with the law, and that every picture coming from a British 
studio will at least be an evidence that the directors and sponsors have 
done their level best. 

I need not say that the British Board of Film Censors and its 
attendant group of advisory committemen have had many anxious 
hours during the year. Their fate has brought them a considerable 
sprinkling of pictures which have had a nasty taste, by virtue of their 
subject matter, and in view of the consistent success of the unsophisti- 
cated simple film it is rather surprising that the questionable plot has 
been so popular in the studios. Superficial observers are always being 
misled by the response of the public to a given type of subject, and just 
as we are told not to judge America from our impressions of New 


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York, so our critics should beware of estimating British public taste 
from the West End of London. Failure to appreciate the taste of the 
great masses has frequently led to ridiculous estimates of pictures' appeal 
and, after all, not every country exhibitor can attend trade shows. 

Naturally every booker of pictures will try to get the best product 
he can afford ; the danger is when he is misled by the enthusiastic lay 
press critic, who is rather more anxious as a rule to show his own culture 
than to look at a film through the eyes of the average patron. Which 
is what the exhibitor must do if he wishes to survive. 

With all their troubles and anxieties, the members of the Trade 
have certainly kept up a brave show. No outsider who attended the 
C.E.A. Trade exhibition at the Grosvenor Hotel during the first week 
in June would have felt very concerned about the future of the Trade. 
He could have seen a most impressive display of equipment, furnishing, 
draperies, lighting and reproduction devices, organised and laid out 
with such effectiveness that it was impossible to question the enterprise 
and prosperity of stall-holders there. 

The Summer Conference itself was successful in several particulars, 
but it was certainly overshadowed by the Exhibition, which occupied 
the great area of floor space usually devoted to the Ice Rink, and over- 
flowed into the galleries. Every detail of the kinema was there from the 
architects' plans to the attendants' uniforms, and according to the 
stallholders themselves many important orders were taken. It is 
doubtful whether a demonstration of such magnitude can be repeated ; 
it is, for instance, unlikely that London will be chosen as the venue 
for the C.E.A. conference again in the near future, although, as last 
year's exhibition proved, it has many very powerful appeals. 

Co-operative Booking. 

While the attempt at the formation of an effective body of exhi- 
bitors who could book their films co-operatively failed to function, the 
idea has never been far beneath the surface, and a proposal made by 
C. P. Metcalfe, a well-known Leeds member of the C.E.A., aroused a 
great deal of discussion during the autumn. 

Careful study of his suggestion by a special committee of the 
C.E.A. was not altogether satisfactory in its findings, as it w^as held 
that the Association was not by its constitution empowered to embark 
on trading ventures, and to organise a separate societv which could 
enter into booking arrangements was an undertaking which called for 
definite decision by each of the branches. Past experience has not led 
to great confidence in this appeal to Ca?sar. Although there is nearly 
always a plentiful crop of new views on the subject under examination, 
it can never be claimed that the whole of the membership is represented 
in the verdict until there is some form of referendum. 

As those who disagree with the proposal would probably fear a 
split in the parent body should it succeed, their opposition in this 
event would be vigorous, and in the closing days of the year there 
were few signs of a very active or widespread advance. Nevertheless, 
it is one of those subjects which will always receive a certain number of 
adherents, particularly in the days when the whole trade is struggling 
to keep a brave show in the face of national and economic depression. 
In spite of everything, however, there was an indefinable feeling that 
the earlv days of 1933 would herald a brighter dawn. May it be so. 

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By Thomas C. Kennedy. 

Continuation of defensive measures instituted to meet besetting 
conditions which fell with a heavy hand in 1931 marked the course 
of events within the film industry during 1932. 

Sustained onslaughts from forces outside the ken and control of 
business served to sharpen the outlines of internal maladjustments 
which have challenged the ingenuity and energy of motion picture men 
for some time. Confronted by the necessity to " make a living " in 
the face of a general collapse of consumer buying power, the old problems 
became more acute, and preoccupation with enormous difficulties 
of the immediate present served as an efficient deterrent of anything 
new or expansive. 

Producers struggled with the problems of reducing budgets, but 
negative costs stubbornly refused to retreat in proportion to the 
continued decline in earning power. Protection continued to plague 
both distributors and exhibitors. Exhibitor organisations continued 
their fight to enforce their ideas of a more equitable uniform con- 
tract. Producer-distributor controlled theatre circuits continued 
the decentralisation movement, extending the divisional or zone 
regime and going even further in many cases by turning blocks of 
houses over to local interests to be operated on partnership arrange- 
ments. Changes, some of them rather startling, in the personnel 
of some of the big companies continued to reflect a general effort in 
such times for the sake of " doing things " and also the shifting of power 
from group to group during the heat of battle against reduced earnings 
and restricted credit facilities. 

As usual in the lean years the opportunities of the independent 
producer theoreticallv were bright in 1932. Unfortunately for such, 
the \erv condition which makes their chances so cheery in promise 
also serves to obstruct the way to realisation of the opportunities 
appearing on the surface. Availability of star and featured players 
and directors, more open booking conditions, price buying and double 
feature bills are conditions which go along with limited supplies of 
monev , and the difficulties of getting financing are no easier for the 
small operator than the large one at such, times. 

In some respects it would appear that the producer-controlled 
national theatre circuit lias come, temporarily at least, to an end. 
The era of theatre building which began about 1925 and which resulted 
in the development of national circuits for some time will stand as 
the Golden Age of the movie in America. Closely connected with that 
development are some of the most spectacular motion picture achieve- 
ments, and technical advances in the art of producing as well as 
presenting motion pictures. Extension of the popularity of the film 
followed the daring enterprise of the showmen who built palatial 
auditoriums in cities and towns throughout the country, and then 
proceeded to cultivate the habit of once-a-week attendance by the most 
elaborate shows ami the most vigorous feats of showmanship vouchsafed 
tho American public since the days of Barnum. 

The Year Abroad — America. 


Over-emphasis on the desirability of controlling every situation, 
or territory, led to excessive expansion. With the result that in 
some instances independent theatres were taken over which at their 
best never earned much more, and could hardly hope to earn much 
more, than the supervision charges saddled upon them the moment 
they became units in these national circuits. 

Exclusive Booking. 

A new development of the year which has stirred up considerable 
interest and comment in the industry, and is still on trial, is the 
exclusive booking plan whereby certain productions are restricted 
to class A theatres. This means that a picture thus handled plays 
one engagement and one only in a given zone. The plan is based on 
an idea long advocated by many in the industry to classify theatres. 
The exclusive booking plan carries this idea to its ultimate conclusion, 
since it makes certain that the class A theatre will be the only one 
in its city at which the public can see certain pictures. 

The plan was advanced by United Artists and has been put into 
effect in many cities by circuits and independent theatres. Con- 
ditions propitious to its trial existed at the time it was launched, 
because downtown theatres have been finding it increasingly difficult 
to draw patronage from the neighbourhoods and suburbs, where 
admissions are lower and where double feature bills have been holding 
their own against the variety programmes offered at the big theatres. 

Another headline matter was the alliance formed by the M.P.T.O.A., 
the older exhibitor organisation, and the Allied group, for the purpose 
of advancing theatre owners' interests in connection with contract 
reforms — -with the promise that the alliance would agitate for govern- 
ment regulation unless something were done to relieve conditions for 
the independent theatre owner. 

There being no such time, depression or no depression, when business 
policies are not under attack by the man on the other side of the fence, 
this year the war of words crashed about the double feature bill evil. 
But the course of events refused to be altered by this condemnation, 
and for the very practical reason that double features were found by 
those offering them to be the best business getter in the face of conditions. 
Large numbers of theatres did not stop at giving the public two pictures 
for one admission price, but also found necessity to resort to all manner 
of lotteries and premiums — -holding out as inducement to attendance 
such items as automobiles, electric refrigerators, house furniture, linen 
sets, chinaware, and other merchandise. 

The imposition of admission taxes naturally upset matters for 
some time, and increase in prices did not stimulate business. How- 
ever, the tax is being passed on to the public, as always is the case and 
there is nothing tangible to show that it is a hardship for the theatres 
other than the accounting costs it involves. 

Among the year's events not to be passed without notice was the 
closing, temporarily of the big Roxy theatre in New York. After 
enforced darkness due to financial troubles, the house was reopened 
under a new regime and with a new lower-price admission scale. 

Meantime New York saw a new Roxy theatre rise as one of the first 
completed units in the Radio City development. This is the smaller 
of the two theatres which will be part of Radio City's features, and 


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which are to be under the direction of S. L. Rothapfel, the Roxv 
who built and gave his name to the other house and which he left more 
than a year ago to become associated with RKO in connection with 
Radio City. 

The early selling season into which the distributors went with high 
resolve and some very imposing advance production schedules fell far 
below expectations. It was a buyers' market, and there was no great 
exhibitor rush to make booking commitments. To further aggravate 
the situation, demands by circuits and more important independent 
operators for protection retarded matters for most distributors, but more 
especially for those having no theatre affiliations. Prices obtained 
were such as to cause further downward revision of production budgets. 

Cheap Pictures. 

The urgent cry to the studios is to make pictures " cheap," mean- 
ing of course to produce good box office attractions for less money 
than ever before. Which is all very well, but it remains for the future 
to produce the genius who consistently can adhere strictly to a sharply 
drawn negative budget and consistently turn out good attractions. The 
growing tendency of the public to " shop " and patronise only out- 
standing films, in contrast to the old-time habit of attending a movie 
house and taking in varying degrees of good grace what was offered 
is not helping the situation. The outstanding hits are too few and far 
between to make things flourish for the theatres over a period of several 
months or a year. 

There were during the year the usual examples of films produced on 
a budget of §100,000 or less and which offered good entertainment 
of the programme type. Rut mighty few of such have showed sufficient 
strength at the big downtown houses, where the picture continues the 
factor determining profit or loss despite the elaborate stage shows put 
on to broaden the appeal of the bills. 

Among the major companies $200,000 or thereabouts has been the 
mark at which they have been aiming for programme films, with more 
of course for the specials. However, the $600,000 and even the million 
dollar production has been no stranger this year. 

A studio policy which has come to the fore this year, and which 
incidentally is quite revolutionary to ideas which prevailed a few seasons 
back, is the lending of stars and featured players between studios. 
The practice has advantages on grounds other than that it is no little 
convenience to have a rival studio pay the weekly salary while a player 
is not occupied on the home lot. One of the advantages is that the 
plaver's popularity is not impaired by being miscast in an unsuited part 
while a better part is available at another studio. 

Indications are that the near future will show no startling changes — 
outside, of course, of possible radical realignments of individual com- 
panies. Further separation of theatre operation from distribution and 
production, if not complete divorce, is a possibility. Increased oppor- 
tunity and prosperity for independent production are possibilities. 
All of which are in line with a trend toward decentralisation noticeable 
in all lines of business. However, these are merely possibilities, which 
as the year came to a close seemed a likely outgrowth of what has been 
taking place, but contingent entirely upon factors which belong to the 

The Year Abroad — Australia. 19 


By Kathleen Ussher. 

IRADING conditions in Australia have shown a certain upward trend 
in the past year. The 30 per cent, drop in kinema prices has been 
compensated by a corresponding rise in attendances. 

Changes have taken place in the distribution field, notably the purchase 
of the assets of Union Theatres by the newly formed Greater Union Theatres, 
Ltd. With a view to securing still further reductions in administrative 
costs and better hiring terms, Greater Union Theatres and Hoyts — the two 
major circuits in Australia, in which Paramount and Fox are jointly inter- 
ested, have come to "a working agreement," whereby the two companies, 
after December 31, 1931, operate as one organisation under the title 
of General Theatres Corporation of Australasia, Ltd., with a capital of 
^5,000,000. The new company will control 180 theatres, including a number 
of key theatres in each of the principal cities. Under the new arrangement. 
British International Pictures, which were previously released through 
Union Theatres, are marketed by British Empire Films, Ltd., the new sub- 
sidiary company, which has also acquired the Australasian rights for the 
Gracie Fields picture, " Looking On the Bright Side." 

Perhaps the most striking development in the past twelve months has been 
the expanding market in Australia for British films, many of which have had 
remarkably long runs, notably " Sunshine Susie," which ran simultaneously 
at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne (17 weeks) ; St. James, Sydney (5 
weeks) ; Majestic, Adelaide (4 weeks) ; His Majesty's, Brisbane (4 weeks). 
This Gaumont-British picture grossed approximately /30.000 in Australasia, 
which is a fair indication of the value of the market to British producers 
with the right type of entertainment. 

The policy of " British Film Weeks " instituted last year by Union Theatres 
to show B.LP. productions was taken a step further by British Dominion 
Films (Australia) Ltd., distributors of Gaumont-British, British and Dom- 
inion, British Lion and Twickenham films. On March 4 they opened the 
first " all-British " Australian talkie release house at the Athenaeum, Mel- 
bourne, with " Carnival " and " Chance of a Night-time," subsequentlv 
extending the experiment to other key cities and suburban districts. So 
profitable are " all-British " programmes that Hoyt's Theatres — the circuit 
largely controlled by the Fox Film Corporation of U.S.A. — have opened their 
most luxurious Melbourne house, the Plaza, for the exclusive presentation 
of British International Pictures. 

According to the report of the Chief Film Censor of the Commonwealth 
466 feature films were imported in the course of the year, as against 580 the 
previous year. Of these 368 came from the United States, 91 from the 
United Kingdom, and 7 from other countries, showing a decrease of 11.5 
per cent, of films from the United States, and an increase of 10.9 per cent, 
from the United Kingdom. The following table shows the rise and fall in 
popularity of American pictures and the corresponding fall and rise in the 
demand for British films in the past four years. 

Feature Films 





United States 
United Kingdom ... 
Other Countries ... 


512 80° 0 
74 11.5 
54 8.5 


713 86.6 
61 7.4 
49 5.9 


525 90°5 
50 8.6 
5 .9 


368 79°0 
91 19.5 
7 1.5 

Totals ... 





From this it will be seen that the ground lost by British pictures after the 
introduction of talking films at the end of 1928 has been more than regained. 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Of the total of 466 feature films, only 223 were passed by the Censor without 
cuts, 164 were passed with cuts, and 79 were rejected in the first instance. 
Of the rejected features, 45 were passed on appeal, 6 were reconstructed, 
20 were rejected on appeal, and 6 accepted rejection without appeal, making 
26 absolute rejections (18 of which were United States and 8 British pro- 
ductions, representing a percentage of 4.8 and 8.7 of the total films imported 
from the two countries respectively). The lesser number of " shorts " 
rejected (16), as compared with the previous year (45), indicates, according 
to the Censor, a reversion to normal conditions. Among the British films 
banned were " Keepers of Youth " (in Victoria) and " Frankenstein " (in 
South Australia). German, French and Italian films have been favourably 
received in Australia, though here, too, the Censor has found occasion to 
use his scissors ; while an Australian production, " The Haunted Barn," 
was banned altogether for exhibition to children. 

Export of films from Australia included 708 to the British Empire and 
Mandated Territories, 77 to the United States, and 84 to other foreign 
countries. A large proportion of these are scenics and travelogues, as well 
as the local news reels, which are well up to standard and are extensively 
exhibited throughout the world. Cinesound, for instance, is incorporated 
as a regular feature of the Pathe Gazette and Pathetone Weekly. 

There are indications of a slight revival in the production of feature-length 
dramatic films in Australia. Bondi (Cinesound) Studios of Australasian 
Films made " On Our Selection " (8,000 feet), which ran for six weeks at the 
Capitol in Sydney and is said to have grossed nearly £100,000 locally. Adapted 
from the play based on Steele Rudd's humorous backblocks classic, it has 
Bert Bailey and other well-known stage players in the cast. It has been 
acquired by Universal for release in Great Britain, where it will be shown 
under the title of " Down on the Farm." In addition to the filming of two 
operatic overtures, with full orchestra, and the "Figaro" aria from " The 
Barber of Seville " (sung by Apollo Granforte, of the Italian Grand Opera 
Company, at the Theatre Royal), Efftee Film Productions of Melbourne, 
have made three talkie features, " The Sentimental Bloke," " His Royal 
Highness " and " Harmony Row," besides a number of " shorts." Other 
films produced in Australia include " The Blonde Captive " (the record of 
a scientific expedition into Northern Australia, with a commentary by Lowell 
Thomas), released by Columbia. 

To promote good will and co-operation between England and Australia, 
a Sydney newspaper, The World, inaugurated a competition in conjunction 
with British International Pictures, as the result of which Judy Kelly, the 
prizewinning brunette, is now being groomed for stardom at the Elstree 
Studios. She has already appeared in the Jewish comedy, "Money Talks," 
and has been awarded a two-year contract. Other Australians featured 
in recent British International productions are Nancy Brown, the musical 
comedy star, and Betty Stockfeld, both appearing in " The Maid of the 

New Zealand. — Attendances showed a marked decline, though wiring of 
houses proceeded steadily, only 30 out of a total of 369 being now without 
talkie equipment. In the past year, 12,634 linear feet of film were imported, 
of which 10,274 feet came from the United States, 1,142 feet from the United 
Kingdom, 1,126 feet from Australia, and 92 feet from other countries. A 
chain of " All-British " theatres has been established in New Zealand by 
British Dominion Films (Australia), Ltd. The New Zealand Government 
is co-operating with Filmcraft, Ltd., Wellington, in the production of a 
6,000-7,000 feet sound and colour film, of the social and industrial develop, 
mant of the Dominion, entitled " New Zealand To-day." 

The Year Abroad — Canada. 21 


By W. M. Gladish. 

THE past year in the Dominion of Canada was not without its stirring 
moments for those identified with the motion picture business. What 
with legal actions, legislation, tariff discussions, labour difficulties, 
censorship and other problems, the twelve months were not dull for 
exhibitors and film renters. The trade had its ups and downs, but, on the whole, 
the film business closed the calendar year in better shape than was the case at 
the outset. There was no denying the fact that British films scored distinct 
progress in Canada and became a substantial factor without quota help 
or patriotic plea — in other words, they made headway on their merits. 

One of the highlights of the year was the judgment handed down by 
Mr. Justice Garrow at Toronto, following a long-drawn investigation and 
subsequent trial of many companies and individuals, in which he found that 
no combine existed in the Canadian trade as charged by the Ontario Provincial 
Government. Legal proceedings cost a great deal of money for all parties 
concerned, but the air was cleared and the men of the Canadian industry 
have been left free to pursue the essential development of trade activities. 

Another highlight of 1932 was the Imperial Economic Conference at 
Ottawa, where Empire delegates gave thought to film questions. The result 
has been, however, somewhat of a blank. Again, the trade has been permitted 
to pursue its normal trend although the Conference discussions had the 
result of drawing attention to Commonwealth pictures. Prior to the Con- 
ference, there was much talk of quota laws ; but, frankly, it became apparent 
that very few were in favour of artificial stimulant for British pictures in 
Canada at least. A Conference Committee on Films and Radio suggested a 
special levy on imports of non-British pictures based on rental values, 
but nothing has been done about it. It has been said that the Governments 
of the Empire have had more important problems on their figurative minds. 

Taxation matters occupied considerable attention in the Dominion during 
the year, and there were amusement tax increases in five of the eight Pro- 
vinces where such a levy is imposed. A strenuous fight developed in 
Ontario when the Government proposed to assess theatre tickets of 25 cents 
and less, but the exhibitors were victorious when the decision was reached 
to leave the low-priced tickets tax-free. There was an upward tax trend 
in the so-called upper brackets, however. In Quebec there was a general 
10 per cent, tax increase on all tickets ; while Manitoba, Nova Scotia and 
New Brunswick all added to the levy. 

British Films. 

The greatest trade development in the Dominion took place in the matter 
of British films. Not only were new distributing arrangements made, but 
the year's presentation record for all-Canada was registered when " Sunshine 
Susie," a British feature, played six weeks at the Uptown Theatre, Toronto, 
a house with 3,000 seats. Incidentally, this is a unit of the Famous Players 
Canadian chain. Other British films went into extended runs in various 

Numerous British producing companies secured a worth-while outlet 
in Canada. Of particular note was the establishment of Empire Films, 
Limited, with headquarters at Toronto and branches in six cities to take 
care of the distribution of British International, Associated Radio and P.D.C. 
features, the list being headed by the super B.I. P. production, " The Maid of 
the Mountains." Empire Films is also handling Majestic and Mayfair 

The British Films Division of Regal Films, Limited, Toronto, also expanded 
by securing Canadian distribution of Gaumont-British, Gainsborough, British 
Lion and London Film Production Company's releases. 

United Artists Corporation, Limited, Toronto, stepped into the picture 
by acquiring Canadian distribution of the features of British and Dominions. 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Simultaneously, Made-in-France films secured definite headway in the 
French sections of the Dominion, principally through -La Compagnie Cine- 
matographique Canadienne, Montreal, which imported approximately 60 
features. Les habitants of Ontario obtained an important concession from 
the Ontario Government when the latter decided to admit French language 
features without censorship fee for presentation in local theatres, providing 
the films had been approved by the Quebec Board of Moving Picture Censors. 
In view of past policy, this step by the Ontario Government was quite 

Interim reports of the Canadian Department of Trade and Commerce 
with regard to commodities imported into the Dominion showed a definite 
increase in purchases of films from the United Kingdom and a heavy decrease 
in film imports from the United States. Figures used at the Imperial 
Conference showed that Canada's importation of British films for twelve 
months had totalled 1,294,460 feet, as compared with a total of 1,099,395 
feet for the previous twelve months. Film imports from the United States 
had dropped from 14,616,713 to 7,926,863 feet during the two annual periods. 
Some of this is due to the printing of imported negatives in Canada, but this 
practice has prevailed for some time. 

Of significance was the ruling of the Ontario Board of Moving Picture 
Censors on June 18 that every news reel shown in the 275 theatres of Ontario 
must have at least 25 per cent. Canadian content, while 50 per cent, of the 
topical views were required to be of Empire origin. This had the immediate 
effect of greatly reducing United States' news views. Further, the Canadian 
Government passed an Order-in-Council requiring payment of full duty on 
sound trucks entering Canada from the United States without privilege of 
rebate on departure from the country. This presented an unusual difficulty 
for the news cameramen in securing Canadian shots to meet the Ontario 

Censorship Fees. 

During the year the Province of Alberta raised its censorship fee from S3 
to S4 per reel ; while Nova Scotia made a similar increase. It was found 
that, with eight Provincial censorship boards, the total cost of censoring 
the average feature for showing throughout Canada was SI 56, and there has 
been an agitation for reduced fees, particularly for British films, in view of 
the much lower charges in the United Kingdom and other Dominions. 

The year saw increasing disputes between exhibitors and labour unions 
because of the wages demanded by projection machine operators. The 
theatre owners complained that the operators' pay was out of proportion to 
other costs and a comparatively large number of exhibitors declared " open 
shop " or engaged operators who were members of so-called all-Canadian 

An official compilation of sound installations in Canada showed 800 wired 
theatres, while the silent houses were in greatly reducing minority. In fact, 
it became a matter of news when an owner was compelled to wire his theatre 
because of silent film shortage — or else close. A midsummer census through- 
out the Dominion showed that 81 equipped theatres were not in actual 
operation, this number being 10 per cent, of the total. It was considered 
a very favourable showing in comparison with theatre conditions in other 

Independent exhibitors became far better organised and their organisations 
were active in practically all centres. The Allied Exhibitors of Ontario, 
Allied Theatrical Industries of Ouebec. and the Manitoba Exhibitors' Associa- 
tion were busy in many departments, and the individual theatre owners 
were admittedly having a far better time of it than in past years, thanks 
to a more solid front. Actual methods of the business in Canada were little 
changed, but there has been a growing co-operation and more of a desire to 
live and let live. 

It wasn't a bad year after all. 

The Year Abroad — India, 



By K. H. Weait. 

NDOUBTEDLY the event which aroused the greatest interest in the 

past year is the general reorganisation of .Messrs. Matlans, who control 

70 per cent, of the Indian theatres, and in the- past have bought 
territorial rights from the majority of producers. One important change is 
the appointment of a representative of K.C.A. Photophone to the executive 
of Madans. Only Universal, Metro, and Fox are running their own exchanges 
here, and it is, -therefore, a natural consequence that the reorganisation of the 
main exploitation outlet in the country should temporarily decelerate sales 
and cause a general reshuffle of interests. 

Theatre Business 

Wired theatres arc rapidly approaching the century mark in number, 
but the English-speaking film still relies upon the European and Anglo- 
Indian population for the greater proportion of its revenue. In actual 
exploitation, Calcutta, Bombay, Colombo, Karachi and Delhi are the important 
bookings — elsewhere European patronage is either small or distinctly seasonal 
in nature. Comedy and music remain best sellers ; drama can only succeed 
if good and realistic. The excited political atmosphere shows little improve- 
ment, but has no effect on European theatre admittances ; any decreases 
are rather due to India's share of the world economic depression. 

The purely native population has little or no interest in American or 
British films of the usual type ; only pictures which contain an element 
of fantasy or spectacle succeed in attracting native patronage in the smaller 

Censorship, Duties and Quota 

The censorship, which operates separately in each of India's five Provinces — 
Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Punjab, Burma — remains sympathetic, but is 
naturally and justifiably strict with themes involving gunplay, ill-treatment 
of natives, and crime generally. 

The possibilities of quota legislation for British films are slight ; this 
question has not been discussed since 1927, when the matter was examined 
at some length, and as sales of British fims have been good in a numerical 
sense from 1928, the value of a quota is at present problematical. 

Customs duties are unaltered by the Ottawa Conference, and British films 
do not enjoy preferential rates. Temporary importation of films under bond 
for trade viewing is still permitted. 

The use of film for educational and propaganda purposes is negligible, 
but the railway systems have at times employed the medium for publicity 

United Kingdom Business 

Prior tc their reorganisation, Madans were the chief purchasers from 
Britain, but the business done in the present year with this buyer must 
necessarily be adversely influenced until their new policy is announced. 

The increased activity of Humayan Properties, owners of the New Empire 
Theatre, Calcutta, has resulted in the signature of an extensive contract with 
B.I. P., with releases to commence in 1932-33 ; this exploiter has also made 
a large purchase from Gaumont- British. 

Whatever may bs the volume of Britain's film trade with India at present, 
producers may rest assured that European audiences will continue to demand 
British product of the best type — the past three years having familiarised 
them with good entertainment from England. It can, therefore, be con- 
fidently predicted that prospects for future business with Britain are go^d. 

24 The Kinetnatograph Year Book. 




Australasian Films, Ltd., 251A, Pitt Street, 

Australian and New Zealand Pictures, State- 
Theatre, Market Street. 

Automatic Film Laboratories, 26, Rainford 
Street, Surry Hills. 

British Dominion Films, Ltd. (Sydney 
Branch), 251A, Pitt Street. 

British Empire Films, Ltd., 251A, Pitt Street. 

Celebrity Pictures, 296, Pitt Street. 

Commonwealth Film Censorship, Watson House, 
Bligh Street, Sydney. 

Commonwealth Film Laboratories, Wilton Street, 

Cummings and Wilson, Cinematograph Manu- 
facturers, 29, Alberta Street, Sydney. 

Filmcraft Laboratories, Missenden Road, 

Fox Film Corpn. (Australasia), Ltd., 97, Goulburn 
Street, Sydney. 

Greater Australasian Films, Ltd., 251A, Pitt 
Street, Sydney. 

Hamilton and Baker, 327, Pitt Street, Sydney. 

Harringtons, Ltd.. 388, George Street, Sydnev. 
Hawkins Film Productions, 160, Castlereagh 

Street, Sydney. 
Ladendorff, W., State Theatre, Market Street, 


Lipman, J. A., 214, Pitt Street, Sydney. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ltd., 160, Castlereagh 

Street, Sydney. 
Motion Picture Dis. of Aust., Cat heart House, 

nc, Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 
Raycophone, Ltd., 386, George Street, Sydney. 
Paramount Film Service, Ltd., 66, Reservoir 

Street, Sydney. 
RKO Radio Pictures (Australasia), Ltd., 

300, Pitt Street. 
United Artists (Australasia), Ltd., 221-5, Eliza- 
beth Street, Sydney. 
Universal Film Mfg.' Co. (Australasia), Ltd., 

280, Pitt Street, Sydnev. 
Warner Bros. First Natl. Pictures (Australasia), 

Ltd., 221-5, Elizabeth Street, Sydney. 
Western Electric Co., (Aus.), Ltd., 250, Pitt 

Street, Sydney. 


A1 Film Exchange, 19. Mashoubra Street, 

Merlynston, N.14. 
A. R. Harwood Talkie Productions Pty., Ltd., 

61, Stanley Street, West Melbourne, C.Z. 
Australia & New Zealand Pictures, Ltd., 

" Latham House," 234, Swanston Street, 

Melbourne, C.I, 
Australian Sound Films Pty., Ltd., 8-9, Railway 

Buildings, Flinders Street, Melbourne, C.i. 
Australasian Films, Ltd., 178A, Flinders Street, 

Melbourne, C.i. 
British Dominion Films, Ltd. (of Vusl . 

164, Flinders Street, Melbourne, C.i. 
Celebrity Pictures Pty., Ltd., 145, Russell St net, 

Melbourne, C.i. 
Commerce Department, 419, Collins Street, 

Melbourne, C.i. ; Cinema and Photo Branch. 

Victoria Barracks, St. EEUda Road, Melbourne, 


Filmads Pty., Ltd., 64, Elizabeth Street, Mel- 
bourne, C.i. 
Film Renters Association of Australia, Ltd., 

248, Swanston Street, Melbourne, C.i. 
Fox Film Corpn. (A siai, Ltd., ! onsdaie Street, 
Melbourne, C.i. 

Greater Australasian Films, Ltd., 178A, Flinders 

Street, Melbourne, C.i. 
Harrington, Ltd., 266, Collins Street, Melbourne, 


Herschells Pty., Ltd., 8, Railway Buildings, 
Flinders Street, Melbourne, C.i. — Labora- 
tories, 31, Agnes Street, Jolimont, C.2. 

Hoyts Productions Pty., Ltd., 206, Bodrke 
Street, Melbourne, C.i. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ltd., " Peacock House," 
486, Bourke Street, Melbourne, C.i. 

Paramount Film Service Ltd., 256-260. King 
Street, Melbourne, C.i. 

RKO Radio Pictures (Australasia), Ltd., 
164, Flinders Street, Melbourne, C.i. 

Royce Films, Ltd., 24, The Esplanade, St. 
Kilda, S.2. 

Union Theatres Feature Exchange, Majestic 

Theatre Buildings, Melbourne, C.i. 
United Artists (Australasia), Ltd., Latham House, 

234, Swanston Street, Melbourne, C.I. 
Universal Film Manufacturing Co. (A/tia), Ltd., 

572-574, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, C.i. 
Warner Bros. First National Pictures, Ltd., 

154, a'Beckett Street, Melbourne. C.i. 


Everyones, 102, Sussex Street, Sydney, and The Film Weekly. iyS. I'm Street, Sydney. 
Bourke House, Bourke and Russell Streets, 



Engel Hugo, Ges.m.b.H., Neubaugasse 28, VII, Silenophon, Licht-u. Tonbild, G.m.b.H. 

Vienna. Neubaugassc 25. VII, Vienna. 

Sascha-Filmindustrie A.G., Sicbensterngasse 31. Schonbrunn-Film, Ges.m.b.H., M^xingstr. 13a, 

Vienna. Vienna, XIII. 

Overseas Trade Directory. 



Allianz-Filmfabrikations-und Vertriebs-Ges.m.b. 

H., Neubaugasse 38, Vienna. 
Atlantis-Film G.m.b.H., Neubaugasse 12/14, 

Leopold Barth & Co., Neubaugasse 38, V ienna, 


Engel Hugo, Ges.m.b.H., Filmleihanstalt, 

Neubaugasse 28, Vienna. 

Engel and Walter, Filmverleih-und Vertriebs- 
Ges.m.b. H., Neubaugasse 25, Vienna. 

Europa-Film, G.m.b.H., Neubaugasse ex, VII, 

Excelsior-Lemberger and Komp, Filmvertrieb 
und Verleih, Siebensterngasse 39, Vienna. 

Fox-Film Corporation, Ges.m.b.H., 
ferstrasse 47, Vienna. 

Gaumont-Ges.m.b.H. Mariahilferstrasse 57/59, 

Dr. Hauser & Co., G.m.b.H., Lindeng 53, Vienna, 


Jtuk, Filmvertrieb und Verleih, Kommand, Ges., 

Mariahilferstrasse 47, Vienna. 
Kiba, G.m.b.H., Filmverleih, Neubaugasse 38, 

Lux-Film, Koppelmann & Reiter, Filmfabnka- 
tion-Verleih-u.-Vertrieb, VII, Neubaugasse 
25, Vienna, 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ges.m.b.H., VII, Neubaug 
1, Vienna. 

Robert Milller, Lustspielverlag, Neubaugasse 30, 

Vienna, VII. 
R. Muller & Co., Ges.m.b.H., VII, Neubaugasse 

30, Vienna. 

" Mondial " Internationale Filmindustrie, A.G., 

Neubaugasse 2, VII, Vienna. 
Norbert & Co., Neubaug. 25, Vienna, VII. 
Pan-Film A.G., Neubaugasse 64/66, Vienna. 

Paramount-Film, Ges.m.b.H., VII. Neubaug. 1, 


Primax-Film, Ges.m.b.H., Filmvertrieb, Neubau- 
gasse 31, Vienna. 

Sascha-Filmindustrie A.G., Siebensterngasse 31, 

Emil Guttman, Filmvertrieb, Neubaugasse 2, 


Ufa-Film, Ges.m.b.H., Neubaugasse 1, Vienna. 
Universal Film, Ges.m.b.H., Neubaugasse 1, 


Volksbildunghaus Wiener Urania, I, Urania- 

strasse 1, Vinenna. 
Weil and Co., Eduard, Filmverleih und Vertrieb, 

Neubaugasse 25, Vienna. 


Agfa-Photo Ges.m.b.H., Dominikanerbastei 8, 

Aktiengesellschaft fur elektrischen Bedarf, 

Neubaugasse 15, Vienna, A. E.G. 
Berka Oskar, Kopieranstalt, Braunscbweiggasse 

17, Vienna, XIII. 
Castagna & Sohn, L. (Marconiphone Co., Ltd., 

London u. R.C.A., New York), Neubaug 36, 

Vienna, VII. 
Elin, A. G. fur elektr. Industrie, Volksgartenstr. 

1-5, Vienna, I. 
Friedl Gust. -Karl Chaloupka, Fein-u. Elektro- 

mechanik, Zieglerg, 29, Vienna, VII. 
Herlango, Aktiengesellschaft fur photographische 

Industrie, Rennweg 52, Vienna. 
Hippsich Wilhelm, Ingenieur, Rohfilmvertrieb, 

Schonburgstrasse 19, Vienna. 
Klangfilm G.m.b.H., Vertr, Siemens & Halske, 

Apostelg. 12, Vienna 
Kodak, G.m.b.H., Beatrixg. 25, Vienna. 

Oest. Siemens-Schuckert-Werke, I, Nibelungen- 

gasse 15, Vienna. 
Philips, G.m.b.H., TonfUmapparate, Neustiftgasse 

38, Vienna. 

Sascha-Filmindustrie A.G., Siebensterngasse 31, 

Selenophon, Licht-u.-Tonbild, Ges.m.b.H., Neu- 
baugasse 25, Vienna, VII. 

Alexander Schey, Generalvertr. fur Oest. der 
Ernemann und Hahn-Goerz Maschinen der 
Zeiss-lkon A. G., Dresden, VII, Stiftgasse 21, 

Schmiedl Hans Film-Ausstattung, Gum-Pendor- 

ferstr. 132, Vienna, VI. 
Schrack E., Radiowerk A.G., Flotzersteig, Vienna, 


Special-Film, Ges.m.b.H., Kopieranstalt, XXI, 

Moltkegasse, 6-8, 1 Vienna. 
Wachtl Siegfried, Photo-Kino-und Projektion 

apparate, Neubaugasse 34, Vienna. 
Western Electric G.m.b.H., Schwarzenbergplatz 

5a, Vienna. 


Oesterr, Filmzeitung, Das Organ der oesterr 
Filmindustrie, Neubaugasse 25, Vienna. 

Zentralverband der 

spieltheater, Mariahilferstr. 88a, Vienna. 

Das Kino Journal, Officiell. Organ des Bundes de 
Wiener Lichtspieltheater u. samtl. Landes 
Fachverbande, Neubaug. 25, Vienna. 

osterreichischen Licht- Bund der Filmindustriellen in Oesterreichs, 

Neubaugasse 25, Vienna. 



Alliance Cinematographique Europienne, Yser 
Building, Place de l'Yser, 10. Eel. 577.00, 

Artiste Associes, ^3, Boul. du Jardin Botanique. 
Belgian International Film Office (B.I.F.O.), 

18, Place des Martvrs, Brussels. 
BomhaJs (Royal Films), 22, Rue du Pont Neui. 

Crosly Films, 74, Rue Verte, Brussels. 
Daroenne, 30, Rue Dupont, Brussels. 
Fox Film, 35, Rue du Fosse aux Loups, Brussels. 

Aubert Franco-Film, 19, Rue du Pont Neuf, 

Gaumont, n, Quai au Bois de Construction, 

Hendrickx, 67, Rue des Plantes, Brussels. 
Inter-Films, 26, Quai aux Pierres de Taille, 

International Film Distributers, I.F.D. (formerly 
Soleil Levant Films), 37, Hue St. Michel 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Loew-Metro-Goldwyn, n, Quai au Bois de Universal, 20, Place des Martyrs, Brussels. 

Paramount"; SauSe de Haecht, Brussels "*2™% nt ">™ *>> Kue de ^ 

Pathe, 12 Rue Dupont, Brussels. Brussels. 

Producers Distributing Corporation (P.D.C.), Place Warner Bros., First National, 24, Rue Dupon. 

des Martyrs 19, Brussels. Brussels. 


Aubert Franco-Film, 19. Rue de Pont Nenf, Hardy, 33, Rue des Plantes, Brussels 

Pathe, 12, Rue Dupont, Brussels. 


Relot, 26, Rue du Poincon, Brussels. 
Guillaume, 64, Boulevard Emile Jacqmain. 

C. Rombauts, 142, Rue Verte, Brussels 


La Cinematograph)? Beige, 64, Boulevard Emile Tooneelwereld, 39. Van Arteveldestraat, Ant 

Jacqniais. Brussels, werp. 

Cineo, 14, Quai au Pierres de Taille, Brussels. Le Film (Weekly), 74, Rue Verte, Brussels. 

Federation Beige Cinemp.tographiqtie 

de Brou-kere, Brussels. 


10, Place Alliance Beige du Film (A.5.F.), 76, Boulevard, 

Adolphe Max, Brussels. 


Associated Theatres, Limited. Head Office, 
277, Victoria Street, Toronto. Oscar Hanson, 
general manager; N. A. Taylor, assistant 
general manager. 

British International Pictures, Limited- 
Canadian Office, Royal Bank Building' 
Toronto. Special representative, F. S. 
Re veil. 

Canadian Educational Films, Limited. Head 
Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto. James 
Travis, general manager. Branches: St. 
John, N.B., 158, Union Street, H. D. Buckley, 
manager ; Toronto, Ontario, 277, Victoria 
Street, H. Law, manager; Montreal. Quebec. 
5971, Monkland Avenue, H. E. Feldstein, 
manager ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, 504, Film 
Exchange Building, Hargrave Street, R. W. 
Wilson, manager ; Calgary, Alberta, 8th 
Avenue and 6th Street West, F. Fisher, 
manager ; Vancouver, B.C., 1218, Burrard 
Street, B. Horsfall, manager. 

Canadian Universal Films Company, Limited- 
Head Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto, 
Ontario. Clair Hague, general manager. 
Branches: Toronto, 277, Victoria Street, S. 
Brint, manager ; Montreal. Quebec, 5969, 
Monkland Avenue, D. Leduc, manager ; St. 
John, N.B., 158, Union Street, W. A. Sault, 
manager ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, 502, Film 
Exchange Building, Hargrave Street, R. S. 
Bell, manager ; Calgary, Alberta, 8th Avenue 
and 6th Street West, F. L. Vaughan. 
manager : Vancouver, B.C., Davie and 
Burrard Streets, R. A. Scott, manager. 

Columbia Pictures of Canada, Limited. 1 1 

Office, 21, Dundas Square. Toronto. Louis 
Rosenfeld, general manager. Branches: St. 
John, N.B., 87, Union Street ; Montreal, 
5975. Monkland Avenue, W. F.lman, manager ; 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 302. Film Exchange 
Building, I. H. Allen, manager; Calgary, 
Alberta, 8th Avenue and 6th Street West, 
J. Allen, manager ; Vanrouver, B.C., 81, Film 
Exchange Building, N. Lavent. manager ; 
Toronto, Ontario, 21, Dundas Square. A. B. 
Fox, manager. 
La Compagnie Cinematographique Canadienne- 
Head Office, University Tower Building' 
Montreal, Quebec. Robert Hurel, president' 

Empire Films, Limited. Head Office, 277 
Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario. B. F. 
Lyon, general manager. Branches : Montreal, 
Quebec, 5975, Monkland Avenue, S. Jacobs, 
manager ; Toronto, Ontario, 277, Victoria 
Street, W. A. Perry, manager ; Toronto 
district manager, J. I. Foy ; St. John, N.B.. 
162, Union Street, A. E. Whelpley, manager ; 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Film Exchange Build- 
ing ; Calgary, Alberta, 8th Avenue and 6th 
Street West ; Vancouver, B.C., Davie and 
Burrard Streets. 

Excellent Film Exchange. H ad Ofl 

Victoria Street, Toronto. Jack Roher, 
president. D. Cooper, general manager. 
Branches : Montreal, Quebec, 5975, Monkland 
Avenue, J. H. Briggs, manager ; Toronto, 
Ontario, 277, Victoria Street, A. D. Laurie, 

Federal Film Company. Head ( Iffice, 
Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario. Harry 
Price, general manager. 

Films De Luxe, Limited. Head Office, Univer- 
sity Tower Building, Montreal, Quebec. 
J. Dubuc, general manager. Montreal branch, 
Maurice West. 

Fox Film Corporation of Canada, Limited- 
Head Office, 287, Victoria Street, Toronto- 
J. P. O'Loghlin, Canadian district manager. 
Branches: St. John, N.B., 87, Union Street, 
R. G. March, manager ; Montreal, Quebec, 
5963, Monkland Avenue, H. J. Bailey, 
manager ; Toronto, Ontario, 287, Victoria 
Street, W. J. Reid, manager ; Winnipeg, 
Manitoba, 365, Hargrave Street, J. H. Huber. 
manager ; Calgarv. Alberta, 8th Avenue and 
6th Street West, V. M. Skorey ; Vancouver, 
B.C., 1210, Burrard Street, C. R. Dippie, 

Gaumont British Corporation of Canada, Limited. 

Toronto Office, Royal Bank Building. N. L. 

Nathanson, managing director. 
Maritime Film Company. Head Office, 87, 

Union Street, St. John, N.B. J. Lieberman, 

general manager. 
Paramount Film Service, Limited. Head Office, 

in. Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario. M. A. 

Milligan, general manager. Branches : Van- 

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couver, B.C., Davie and Burrarcl Streets, 
W. Hansher ; Calgary, Alberta, 8th Avenue 
and 6th Street West, W. O. Kelly, manager ; 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Film Exchange Build- 
ing, D. M. Briekman, manager ; Toronto, 
Ontario, in, Bond Street, J. L. Hunter, 
manager ; Montreal, Quebec, 5955, Monkland 
Avenue, Ed. English, manager ; St. John, 
N.B., nj, Princess Street, P. J. Hogan, 

Regal Films, Limited. Head Office, 306, Royal 
Bank Building, Toronto, Ontario. N. L. 
Nathanson, president. H. L. Nathanson, 
general manager. British Films Division, 
Dewey Bloom, manager. Branches : Toronto, 
Ontario, 277, Victoria Street, H. V. O'Connor, 
manager ; Montreal, Quebec, 5965, Monkland 
Avenue, H. Cass, manager; St. John, N.B., 
131, Princess Street, A. E. Smith, manager ; 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Film Exchange Build- 
ing, Ellice and Hargrave Streets, T. J. 
Gould, manager ; Calgary, Alberta, 8th 
Avenue and 6th Street West, D. Griesdorf ; 
Vancouver, B.C., Davie and Burrard Streets, 
Charles Kamage, manager. 

R.K.O. Distributing Corporation of Canada, 
Limited. Head Office, 277, Victoria Street. 
Toronto, Ontario. L. M. Devaney, general 
manager. Branches: Toronto, Ontario, 277, 
Victoria Street, J. F. Meyers, manager ; 
Montreal, Quebec, 5975, Monkland Avenue, 
E. H. Wells, manager ; St. John, N.B., 
27, Prince William Street, L. H. Watrous, 
manager ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Film Ex- 
change Building, G. F. Law, manager ; 
Calgary. Alberta, 8th Avenue and 6th Street 
West, C. H. Decker, manager ; Vancouver, 
B.C., Davie and Burrard Streets, W. S. Jones, 

Tiffany Productions of Canada, Limited. Head 
Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario. 
Harold Pfaffe, general manager. Branches : 
St. John, N.B., 158, Union Street, H. D. 
Buckley, manager : Montreal, Quebec. 
5971, Monkland Avenue, H. E. Feldstein. 
manager ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, 504, Film 
Exchange Building. K. W. Wilson, manager ; 
Calgary, Alberta, 8th Avenue and 6th Street 
West, F. Fisher, manager ; Vancouver, B.C., 
1218, Burrard Street, Basil Horsfall, manager. 

United Artists Corporation, Limited. Head 
Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario. 
H. M. Masters, general manager. Branches: 
Calgary, Alberta, 8th Avenue and 6th Street 
West, J. Welsh, manager ; Montreal, Quebec, 
S975, Monkland Avenue, A. J. Jeffery, St. 
John, N.B., 162, Union Street, G. M. Hoyt, 
manager ; Toronto, Ontario, 277, Victoria 
Street; Harry Kohen, manager ; Vancouver, 
B.C., Film Exchange Building, A. B. Garrett, 
manager ; Winnipeg, Manitoba, 403, Film 
Exchange Building, P. Sherman, manager. 

Vitagraph Inc., distributing for Warner Bros, 
and First National. Head Office, 21, Dundas 
Square, Toronto, Ontario. Branches : St. 
John, X.B., J. E. Butler, manager; Mon- 

treal, Quebec, 5957, Monkland Avenue, C. R. 
Osborn, manager ; Toronto, Ontario, 21, 
Dundas Square, A. E. Piggins, manager ; 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Film Exchange Build- 
ing, W. Cohen, manager ; Calgary, Alberta, 
8th Avenue and 6th Street West, W. Cohen, 
manager ; Vancouver, B.C., 1206, Burrarcl 
Street, Jos. Plottel, manager. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Distributed through 
Regal Films, Limited, Toronto, Ontario. 
Head Office, 306, Royal Bank Building, 

Associated Screen News, Limited. Head Office, 
5271, Western Avenue, Montreal, Quebec. 
B. E. Norrish, general manager. Branch : 
Tivoli Theatre Building, Richmond Street 
East, Toronto, Frank Byrne, manager. 

British and Dominions Film Corporation, Limited. 

Canadian distributor. United Artists Corpora- 
tion, Limited, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto. 

London Film Productions, Limited. Canadian 
distributor, Regal Films, Limited. Head 
Office, 306, Royal Bank Building, Toronto. 

British Lions. Distributed through Regal Films, 
Limited, 306, Royal Bank Building, Toronto. 

Associated Talking Pictures, Limited. Canadian 
distributor, Empire Films, Limited. Head 
Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto. 

British International Pictures, Limited. Canadian 
Distributor, Empire Films, Limited. Head 
Office, 277, Victoria Street, Toronto. 

Majestic Pictures Corporation Canadian distri- 
butor, Empire Films, Limited, 277, Victoria 
Street, Toronto. 

Mayfair Pictures Corporation. Canadian distri- 
butor, Empire Films, Limited, 277, Victoria 
Street, Toronto. 

Monogram Pictures Corporation. Canadian 
distributor. Regal Films, Limited, 306, Royal 
Bank Building, Toronto. 

Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of 
Canada. Head Office, Metropolitan Building, 
Toronto, Ontario. Colonel John A. Cooper, 

Allied Exhibitors of Ontario. Head Office, 277, 
Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario Oscar R. 
Hanson, general manager. 

Toronto Board of Trade Film Section. Offices, 
Royal Bank Building, Toronto, Ontario. 
J. P. O'Loghlin, chairman ; F. D. Tolchard, 

Quebec Allied Theatrical Industries. Office, 
Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. 
Hon. T. D. Bouchard, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, 
president ; D. A. Burpee, secretary. 

Canadian Chambers of Commerce. Motion 

Picture Representative, Colonel John A. 

Cooper, Metropolitan Building, Toronto, 



A.B. akc. Film.tovarny, Korunni tr. 102, Prague 


Filmova Industrie, Josef Kokeisl, Karlova tr. 35, 

Prague X I . 
Elekta-Film A.G., N5rodnJ tr. 26, Prague. 

Gong-Film, G.m.b.H., Narodni 26, Prague II. 
Meissner-Film, G.m.b.H., Vaclavske nam, 30, 
Prague, II. 

Sonor-Film, G.m.b.H., Palac Iucerna, Prague II. 


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Beda Heller Film, Stepanska 55, Prague. 
Cechosl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, A.G., Vac- 
lavske nam, 4Q, Prague II. 
Chicago-Film, spol.s.r.o.x. Vodickova 704, 

Prague II. 

Elekta-Film A.G., Xarodni tr. 26, Prague II. 
Emco-Film, Vaclavske nam, 30, Prague II. 
Fortunna-Film, R. Vancura, Revolucnl 17, 

Prague I. 

Fox-Film-Corporation, spol.s.r.o., Poric 15, 

Prague II.. 

Gaumont Leon, Jungmannova 17, Prague II. 
Grand-Film, Vaclavske nam, 47, Prague II 
Interfilm, Kraus a spol., Krakovska 7, Prague II. 
Ludw. Kanturek Film, Krakovscha, 7. Prague II. 
Lepka, Franz, Filmverlein, Vaclavske nam 60, 

Prague II. 
Leo-Film Ges., U Pujcovny 4, Prague II. 
Lloyd Film, akc. spol., Ant. Dvorak? 10, Brunn. 
Meteor-Film, Josefska 23, Brunn. 

Moldavia-Film, G.m.b.H., Vaclavske nam. 51 , 
Prague . 

Monopol-Film, spol.s.r.o., Jakubska 1, Brunn. 
Ocean-Film, Spalena u'. 26, Prague II. 
Paramount Film, Stepanska 35 (Palais Habichr 
Prague II. 

Pan-Film, (Command Ges., Vaclavske nam. 30, 
Prague II. 

P.D.C. Filmverleih G.m.b.H., Havlickovo nam. 

24, Prague II. 
Slavia-Film A.G., Vaclavske nam. 51, Prague. 
Ufa-Film, spol.s.r.o., Vaclavsk 1 nam. 1. Prague. 
United Artists, Palais Avion, Prague II. 
Universal-Film Manufacturing Co., Vodickova 20, 


Wetebfilm G.m.b.H., Liitzowowa 8, Prague II. 
Wolfram-Film, Nachfolzer E. Kobosil, Lin- 

denstr. 5, Aussig. 


A.E.G., elektr. akc, spol., Vaclavske nam. 63, 

Berger a spol., Prikopy 14, Prague. 
Degl & Co., Filmges. m.b.H., vodickova 34, 

Kinctechnika, Ing. Jindrich Vavrina, Manesova 

70. Prague XII. 
Ing. J. Lorenc & J. Sabath, rrebizskeno 3-9. 

Prague XIX. 

T. Loukota a spol., Xarodni trida 27, Prague 
Optikotechnika G.m.b.H., Lvovska 3, Prague I. 
Poja-Film, Vadickova 36, Prague II. 
Recono Ges. m.b.H., Lucovova 8, Prague II . 
Rudolf Stuchlik, U Pujcovnv 4, Prague II. 
Western Electric, G.m.b.H., Kuzova 5, Prague. 
Wachti Emil, Jachvmova ulice 2, Prague. 
A.B., akc. spol., Korunni 102, Prague. 


"Die Lichtspielbuhne," Filmborse, Aussig. a " Filmovy kuryr," Vaclavsk nam. (Palai* 

de Elbe. Fenix.). Prague. 

"Film," Vodickova 31, Prague II. "Internationale Filmschau," Stepanska 57. 

Prague II. 


Fachverband der deutschen Kinotheater in der Zemsky svaz Kinematografu v Cechach, Palais 

Tschechoslowakei, Filmborse, Aussig. a Elbe. Fenix, Prague II. 

Svaz filmovych vyrobcu ceskoslovenskych, Svaz filmoveho prumyslu a obchodu v G S R. 

Vodickova 20. Prague. VodickovA 31, Prague II. 
Ustr. svaz. Kinematografu v C.S.R., Pa 

Fenix, Prague II. 



Nordisk Tonefilm, Y.ili v. 1 ..p,,,: Palladium-Film, Axelborg, \ 

A S Fotorama, Xygade 3, Copenhagen, K, Copenhagen. V. 


A S Fotorama, Nvj n. K. 

Frede Skaarup Film, [embanegade 
hagen, V. 

A S Kinografen, Frederiksberggade Copen- 
hagen, K. 

Skandinavisk Film, K< 

Copenhagen. K. 
Teatrenes Filmskontor, V Boulevard 37. 

Copenhagen, V. 
Gloria-Film, Frederiksberggade i(>, Copenhagen, 



A.E.G. Dansk Elektricitets Aktieselskab, Christian 

IX. 's Gade 5, Copenhagen, K. 
Bofa A S, S truer, Jutland 

Dansk Kinematograff ibrik, Victohagadc 6, 

Copenhagen, V. 
Nordisk ToneAim, Haraldgade 6, Copenhagen, X. 
Vilh. Widenborg, Kultorvet 4 A., Copenhagen, K. 

Biograf-Bladet, Farvergade 8, Copenhagen, K. Kino-Magasinet, Frederlksholmj Kanal 6, 
Fi'm, Gl. Kongevej 13, Copenhagen, \'. Copenhagen, K. 

Overseas Trade Director v. 

France (Paris). 


Allagrat, Marc, 53, Rue St. Koch. 

Antoine, 28, Place Dauphine, 

Baroncelli, J. de, 10, Rue d'lsly. 

Beaudon, St.-Lo., 36, Rue clu Chateau d'Eau. 

Benoit-Levy, Jaan, 42, Rue de Paradis. 

Bargar, Diamant-Henri, 2, Avenue Portalis. 

Barnard, Raymond, 41, Rue Michel Ange. 

Berny, E., 49, Rue Caulaincourt. 

Berthomieu, Andre, 17, Rue Fourcroy. 

Bertoni, A. F., 108, Rue Lamarck. 

Bideau, A., 10, Rue D'Aumale. 

Bloch, Noe, c.o. Osso Films. 

Boudrioz, G., 226, Rue Tolbiac. 

Bourgeois, G., 4, Rue Houdon. 

Burguet, C, 5, Rue du Printemps. 

Caillard, A., 175, Boulevard Pereire. 

Capellani, P., 44, Rue de Moscou. 

Capellani, Roger, 156, Boulevard Pereire 

Clair, Rene, 44, Av. des Champs Elysees. 

Clouzot, H. G., c/o Osso Film, 73, Av. des 

Champs Elysees. 
Colline, Paul, c/o Osso Film. 
Colombier, P., 18, Rue du Bon Secours, Com- 


Dal Medico, 13, Rue Auibroise Thomas. 
Debain, 56, Boulevard St. Michel. 
Defontaines, H., 1, Rue de Dunkurque. 
Dehelly, Jean, Nord Film, 9, Avenue de l'Opera. 
Delbost, R., 16, Place de la Republique. 
Delmol, 10, Rue St. Lazare. 
De Rieux, Max, 14, Rue Monge. 
Dieudonne, A., 52, Rue Levis. 
Donaiien, E. B., 36, Av. Junot. 
Dreyer, Carl, 26, Rue des Maronniers. 
Dulac, Mme. G., 46, Rue du General Foy. 
Duvernay, A., 13, Place Sebastopol, Marseilles. 
Duvivier, Julien, 13 bis, Av. Stephene Mallarme. 
Epstein, Mme. Marie, 42, Rue de Paradis. 
Fescourt, H., 21, Av. de la Tourelle, Pare St. 

Feyder, Jacques, 195, Rue de l'Universite. 
Florat, Robt., 54, Rue Lepic. 
Florey, Robt., 13, Rue Fortuny. 
Forrester, Jack, 148, Champs Elysees. 
Gance, Abel, 27, Avenue Tokio. 
Gallone, Carmine, c/o Osso Film. 
Gastyne, Marco de, 45, Avenue Despreaux. 
Genina, Augusto, 106, Avenue Mozart. 
Gleize, Maurice, n, Porte Champerret. 
Goupillieres, R., 148, Rue Vaugirard. 
Grantham-Hayes, 9, Rue Paul Feval. 
Guissart, Rene, 20, Rue Chateaudun, Nogent 

s. Marae, Seine. 
He'las Films, 44, Rue La Boetie. 
Hely, Marc, c/o Paramount. 
Hemard Jean, (Meric), 17, Rue Bleue. 
Hervil, Rene, 34, Square Clignancourt. 
Holm, R. C, 224, Rue de Tolbiac. 
Houry, H., 3, Place de la Madeleine. 
Hugon, A., 20 Rue de la Chaussee d'Antin. 

Jacquemet, 9, Rue Darn. 
Jaquelux, M. (see M.B. Film). 

Krauss, 12, Rue Pierre Curie. 
Kemm, Jean, 10, Av. La Lauziere, 

Lachman, Harry, (Paramount, Joinville). 
Lacombe, G., 18, Rue Crozatier. 

Lamac, C, c/o Pathe Natan, Joinville, Seinr. 
Larousse (natural history), 13, Rue Montpai 

Levy, R., 12, Rue de Berne. 

Levy Jean Benoit, 18, Rue Troyon. 

Lherbier, M., 9, Av. Emile Deschanel. 

Liabel, A., 130 bis, Boulevard de Clichy. 

Lion, Roger, 52, Av. de Breteuil. 

Mangan, Francis, c/o Rex Cinema, Bould 

Manoussi, J., n, Rue Villebois Mareuil. 
Markus, Stephen, 39, Avenue Friedland. 
Mathot, Leon, 6, Rue Lincoln. 
Merly, Jean de, 3, Avenue de Victor Hugo. 
Murnau, F. W., n bis, Rue Volney. 
Nalpas, C, 14, Avenue Trudaine. 
Nalpas, Mario, 26, Rue Caulaincourt. 
Natanson, Jacques, 74, Avenue Kleber. 
Neofeld, Max (c.o. Osso Films). 
Pagnol, Marcel, 13, Rue Fortuny. 
Poirier, Leon, 12, Villa des Boers. 
Randall, Andre, 10, Rue Pierre Picard. 
Ravel, G., 56, Rue Michel-Ange. 
Reichman, Max (Paramount). 
Renoir, Jean, 30, Rue de Miromesnil. 
Rimsky, N., 15, Rue de l'Arc de Triomphe. 
Riven, J., 43, Rue Lafayette. 
Rochefort, Charles de (c/o Paramount). 
Roudes, G., 263, Boulevard Pereire. 
Roussel, H., 6, Rue de Milan. 
Ryder, A., 333, Bid. St. Denis, Courbevoie, 


Saint Granier, 25, Rue des Graviers, Neuillv 

Sauvage, A., 12, Rue du Pre aux Clercs. 
Schiffrin, Simon (c.o. Osso Films). 
Schoukens, Gaston (see Cie. Universelle Cinema). 
Stouvenant & Letrange, 46, Rue La Bruyere. 
Strijewsky, V., 2. Rue de Berri (Gloria Film). 
Tavano, M. (see Synchro Cine). 
Tourjansky, c/o A. Osso, 73, Av. des Champs 

Tourneur, Maurice, He des Loups, Nogent-sur- 

Marne, Seine. 
Treville, G., 73, Rue Caulaincourt. 
Vandal, 63, Avenue des Champs Elysees. 
Vitry, L., 18, Rue de la Liberie. 
Weisbach, R. (c.o. Synchro Cine). 
Wilt, Jos., 12, Rue de Poteau. 
Wyler, Robert (Universal Film), 52, Rue des 


Zodiac Films, 33, Rue Godot de Mauroy. 


Albatros Films, 26, Rue Fortuny. 

Alliance Central Cinema, 24, Rue Rambuteau. 

Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 11 bis, 

Rue Volney. 
Apollon Film, 19, Rue St. George. 
Apollo Studio, 4, Rue de Puteaux. 
Arc Films (de Casembroot and J. Milva), 55, 

Rue de Chateaudun. 
Arci-Filur, 20, Rue Eugene Manuel. 
Argus Films Productions (Denis Ricaud), 39, 

Boulevard Haussmann. 
Armor Films, 26, Rue Fortjny. 
Artistes Associes (Guy Creswell-Smith), 20, 

Rue d'Aguesseau. 

Artistes Francais Associes (L.A.F.A.), 9, Rue du 

Faubourg, St. Honore. 

As Film, 54, Rue de Prony. 

Astor Film, 182. Rue de Rivoli. 

Aubert (Gaumont, Franco-Film), 3, Rue Caulain- 

Barbaza, 7, Rue du Faubourg Montmartre. 
Barber, Maurice, 7, Rue de Beaujolais. 
Bates, F., 69, Faubourg St. Honore. 
Baudon St. Lo & Cie., 36, Rue du Chareau d'Eau 
Bosser, 66, Rue Chaussee d'Antin. 
Benoit-Levy & Co., 42, Rue de Paradis. 
Bitowt (H. de) Productions, 95, Avenue Victor 


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Black Cat Films, 5, Rue des Petites Ecurie>. 
Bon Film, 63, Avenue des Champs Elysees. 
Braunberger-Richbe, 13, Rue Fortunv." 
Brockliss, J. Frank, 6, Rue Lamennais. 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd., 5, Rue Saulnier. 
Calverto, 13, Faubourg Montmartre. 
Caval, G., 51, Rue St. Georges. 
Celtic Cinema, 14, Avenue Trudaine. 
Central Cinema (Natanson), 74, Avenue Kleber. 
Centrale Cinematograph (Melevox) 74, Avenue 

Central Film Location (Larchier), 46, Rue 

Monsieur le Prince. 
Central Union (C. Klein), 105, Av. Parraentier. 
Chaissaing, 40, Rue de Bruxelles. 
Chavez Hermanos, 26. Rue Fortunv. 
Cie Generate de Productions Cinema (Mario 

Nalpas and L. de Carbonnat), 6, Rue Fran- 

cceur, and 26, Rue Caulaincourt. 
Cie Generale des Grands Cinemas Parlants, 6, 

Rue aux Ours. 
Cie. Internationale pour d'lndustrie du Cinema, 

9, Rue Buffault. 
Cine Alliance, 14. Avenue Trudaine. 
Cinechromographie Exploit. Co., 145 bis. Rue de 


Cinecolor Soc, r, Rue de Marivaux. 
Cine Documentaire, 26, Rue Bassano. 
Cinedor (R. Bassenko), 31, Rue Marbeuf. 
Cinema a la Campagne (Rur.ili 23. Rue Moliere. 
Cinema Educateur, 26, Avenue de la Grande 

Cine Photo, 12, Rue Chaussee dentin. 
Compagnie du Cinema 1 H. Ullmann , v\ Avenue 

Compaigne Universal Cinema, 40. Rue Vignon. 
Comptoir Francais Cinema, v Avenue Ho hi 
Comptoir General Cinema (P. Buchot), 14, Rue 

Consortium Central de Paris, 26, Ivenui Tokio 
Consortium Cinema Francais, 5, Rue Cardinal 


Consortium des Cinemas Francais (Ltd/, 9 

Faubourg, St. Honore. 
Consortium Inter. Cinema, 1 1 Ku di M 
Coopera Film, 13, Boulevard < 1« Clichy. 
Cosmograph, 7, Rue du Faubourg. Montmartre. 
Delac & Vandal, 63, Avenue des Champs Elysees. 
De Thoran, 15, Boulevard des Hatiguolles. 
De Venloo, 12, Rue Gaillon. 
Diamant Berger, 1, Avenue Portalis. 
Discobole Productions, 29, Boulevard Males- 


Distribution International Cinema, 


Distribution Reunis (Raisfii Id), 26, Rue Bassano. 

Driger J., 33, Boulevard du Temple. 

Duclaui, C, 2. Rue Richer. 

Dullin, Chas., 22, Rue de Vintimille. 

" Eclair Journal," . Rue 1 Incoln. 

Ecran d'Art, 15. Rue du 

Electrical Research Production Corp. (See 

Western Electric). 
Equitable Film (Man 1: Ru -1 Hoi 
Era Films, Rui I'Atl 
Erka Prodisco, o 1>i- Vvenui de la Republique. 
Esper Film (C. Patureli, 123. Rue 1 


Etoile Film, ; | Rui Beaut* 
Europa Film, 6, Rue Copemic. 
European Film Exchange, 28, Plai e St. I 
Exclusivites Artistiques, 64, Rue Pierre Charron. 
Exotique Film, 19, Avenue de Villlers. 
Fantasia (P. Matras), 13, Rue Piat. 
Fido, Cie. des Cinemas, 19, Rue Ybry, Neuilly, 

Fifra (Jean Helswit), 56, Faubourg St. Honore. 
Film d'Art (Delac 8 Vandal), 63, Avenue des 
Champs Elysees. 

Films Baroncelli, 10, Hue de I'Isly. 

Films Celebres (H. Grossman), 36,'Rue du Mont 

Films de France (E. Dereumaux), 9, Bid. des 

Filles de Calvaire. 
Films Herault (Filmerol), 20, Rue Orfila. 
Films Historique 92, Avenue des Champs 


Films Internationaux, 7S, Champs Elysees. 

Films Legrand, 26. Avenue de Tokio'. 

Films Marcel Manchez, 3, Rue Georges Berger. 

First National, 25, Rue de Courcelles. 

Ford, Reginald, 14. Rue Auber. 

Forrester-Parent, 14X, Avenue des Champs 

Fox Film Co., 12. Rue Blanche 
Franco-Bresilienne d'Expansion, 42, Rue la 


Franco Film (Gauinont-Aubert), 3, Rue Caulain- 

French Recording Co., 21, Boulevard de la 

Gallia Film 0. Cite du Rialt... 

Gaumont, Franco Film, Aubert, 3. Rue Caulain- 

Gaumont Leon Productions, 35, Rue du Plateau. 
Gloria Film (B. Emelianoff) 2, Rue de Berri. 
Glucksmann Max , rep. S. America, 46, Rue de 
la Victoire. 

Gorsky Freres, 10, Rue Eugene Reguillcn, 

Grafton, F., 23, Rue de Meudon, Issy-les 

Graham Maingot, 17, Rue Iheodore Deck. 
Gra ds ' peciacles Cinema, 5, Rue Cardinal 

Gray Films, 5, Rue d'Oumale. 
Haik Et basements (Jacque HeJk), 03, Avenue 

des Champs Elysee. 
Herault Films, 20, Rue Orfila. 
Himalaya-Film Co., 17, Rue Cboiseul. 
Indochine Cinemas (M. de la Pommcraye), 2, 

Rue Boissy d'Anglas. 
Integral Film, 26, Rue Bassano. 
Inter-Continental Films iStetane Pittaluga 

Films), 61, Avenue Victor Knimauuel III. 
Internatjoncl Film, 5, Rue de la Fidelite. 
International News Photos, }8, Rui des Petits 


Iris Film iJ. Madra , 154. Rue de la Roomette. 
Jim-Kay Soc. anon. Ltd.), 9, Faubourg, St. 


Jourjon, C, 12. Kue Gaillon. 

Kaminsky (Societe de him). 110, Rue Riche- 

Keller-Dorian (colour films), 13S, Avenue des 

Champs Elysees. 
Kendrew, Ed. G., 70, Rui 
Keroul, Maurice, 2, Square de Clignamourt. 
Larchier, 4!), Rue Monsieur le Prince. 
Leo Films, 15, Rue du Conservatoire. 
Light, Jacques, 70, Rue d'Alesia. 
Loca Film (Andre Mouret), 8, Rue du Cardinal 


Loew-Metro-Goldwyn, j7, Kue Condi 

Lorraine Films (Gabriel & Guy de la Forest 

Divonne), 13, Rue Bucci. 
Lumiere freres, Lvon, France. 
Luna Film (A. Hourvitch), 18, Rue Ballu. 
Manchez, Marcel, Rue Georges Berger. 
Mappemonde (M. Olivier), 28, Place St. Georges. 
Marcel, Pierre, 40, Rue Vignon. 
MarzettO, E , 97, Rue de Rome. 
Massoulard, E. L., 14, Rue Grange Bateliere. 
Materiel Acoustique Societe (Western Electric), 

I, Boulevard Haussmann. 
M. B. Film (Mathcy & Bourgeois), 64, Rue Pierre 


Melovox (Central Cinema), 74, Avenue Kleber. 
Merie, F., 17, Rue Bleue, 

Overseas Trade Directory. 


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 37, Kue Condon el 

Metropole Films, 20, Boulevard Poissonnier. . 

Minerva Film, 67, Champs F.lysees. 

Monat-film (G. Monat), 42, Rue Le Petetier. 

Mondial-Film, ((;. d'lmbleval), 5, Rue Saulnior. 

M iaud, Lo is. 5, Kue Bouchardon. 

Movietone (Fox), 12, Kue Blanche. 

Muller, Geo., 15, Rue Forest. 

Nalpas, Alex, 26, Rue Caulaincourt. 

Naloa , Lo is, 14, Avenue Trudaine 

Nat an 6, Rue Francceur. 

Natanson, Jacques, 74. Avenue Kleber. 

Natera & Co., 58, Kue d'Hauteville. 

Nero Film, 7, Kue Montaigne 

Nicaea, 3. Kue de la Bienfaisance. 

Nord Film Distribution, 5, Bould d'Aurelle di 

Olberg, 38, Rue des Mathurins. 
Oloea-film, 126, Rue de Provence. 
Omnium Francais de Film, 21, Rue Saulnier. 
Omnia Films, 7, Faubourg, Montraartre. 
Opera Films, 15, Rue Forest. 
Orphea Film (of Barcelona), 126. Rue de 


Osso, A. (Society), 73, Avenue des Champs 

Pallos Film (Alex Korda), 60, Rue Chausee 


Paramount (Societe Francaise), 2, Boulevard des 
Capucines (renting dept. 69, Rue Fessart). 

Paris Conedies Films, 3, Rue Lincoln. 

Paris International Film (L. Mathot), 6, Kue 

Parnasse Film, 27, Kue St. Marc. 
Pascal, G., 14, Avenue Trudaine. 
Pathe Consortium Cinema, s. Rue Faubourg 

Pathe-Natan, 6, Rue Francceur. 
Pathe News (Of U.S.A.), (Win. O'Brien), 12. Kue 


Pathe Nord, II, Boulevard de la Madeleine. 
Pathe Phono., 30, Boulevard des Italiens. 
Pathe Rural, gi, Avenue de la Republique. 
Pax Film (M. Daniloff), 34, Rue de la Victoire. 
Petit Etablissements (H. & R. Petit), 36, Avenue 
Hoche 36. 

Philipp, Charles, 79, Avenue des Champs Elvsees. 

Phoenix Film, 26, Rue de Bassano. 

Phono Industrie, fi, Rue Lincoln. 

Picardot Film, 20, Rue Richer. 

Poirier Films, 40, Rue Vignon. 

Productions Reunies (F. Weill), 3, Bould des 

Filles du Calvaire. 
Prima Film, 97, Rue de Rome. 
Pruvost, A. C, 45, Boulevard de la Chapelle. 
Publi-Cinema (advert), 40, Rue Vignon. 
Radio Cinema, 79, Boulevard Haussmann. 
Radio Corp. of America, 156, Rue de l'Universite. 
Radio Pictures, 20, Rue d'Aguesseau. 
Rapid Film, 6, Rue Francceur. 
Raisfield, A., 18, Rue Moncev. 
Ratisbonne, Edmond (Grands Spectacles), 5, 

Rue du Cardinal Mercier. 
Rex Film, 39, Rue Washington. 
R.C.A. Photophone, 5, Faubourg Poissonniere. 
Red Star Films (E. M. Fadman), 24, Boulevard 

des Capucines. 
Reuhier, Maurice, 14, Rue Grange Bateliere. 
Royal Film (Bonnel), 28, Rue St. Georges. 
Rubi, Abel, 70, Rue d'Alesia. 
Sefert, J., 31, Boulevard Bonnes Nouvelles. 
Seyta Film, 121, Rue Lafayette. 
Silvermount Film, 26, Rue de Bassano, 

Smith, Guy Croswell (United Artistes), 20, Ku<- 

Societe Centrale Cinematographique (J. Natan- 
son and Henri Etievant), 74, Avenue 

Societe Continentale Europeenne Cinecolor, 

1, Rue de Marivaux. 
Societe d'edition de photo et cinema en couleurs 

(Gorsky Frdres), 10, Rue Eugene Keguillon, 

Societe de Films Historique (M. du Maroussem), 

92, Av. des Champs Elysees. 
Societe de Films Osso (see Osso). 
Societe des Actualites Mondiales, 1 1. Hue Auber. 
Societe d 'Edition and Location de Films, 5, Rue 

Pannentier, Neuilly, Seine. 
Societe des Films Diamant, 93, Avenue des 

Champs Klvsees. 
Societe des Films Marcel Pagnol, 13, Rue 


Societe des Films Sonores Tobis, 44, Avenue des 

Champs Elysees. 
Societe Francaise d'Appareils et Films Sonores 

(Louis Nalpas). 14, Avenue Trudaine. 
Societe Genera e de Cinema (Delac & Vandal), 63, 

Av. des Champs Elvsees. 
Societe Generate d'Equipment Cinema, 28, Rue 

St. Georges. 

Societe International Cinema, 7, Rue Montaigne 
Societe Parisienne Cinema, 5, Rue Saulnier. 
Societe Universelle de Distribution, 7, Rue 

Sofar Films, 7, Rue Montaigne. 
Sonor Film, 10, Avenue Victor Emmanuel III. 
Speedo Film, (E. Sefert), 31, Boulevard Bonne 

Standard Film, ss, Rue Lamarck. 
Star Film (C. Gallo & J. de Rovera), 51, Rue St. 


Stengel, E., 11, Rue Faubourg S;. Martin. 

Stereogine Societe, 71, Rue de l'Universitg, 

Stop Film, 72, Av. Simon Bolivar. 

Super Film, 8 bis, Cite; Trevise. 

Survox, 10, Rue Cardinal, Mercier. 

Synchro Cine, 63, Avenue des Champs Elysees. 

TadesCO, Jean, 21, Rue du Vieux Colombier. 

Tenax Film (R. Amsler), 146, Champs Elysees 

Tiffany Films, 6, Rue Lamennais. 

Tobis, 44, Champs Elysees. 

Temkin, Sam, Films, 55, Rue de Ponthieu. 

Trifilma (P. Castellan), 11, Rue Cardinal Mercier 

Triomphe Film, 33, Rue de Surene. 

Tungar (Soc. Electrique & Mechanique), Als. — 

Thom, 146, Avenue des Champs Elysees. 
Ullman, H., Film CO., 36, Avenue Hoche. 
Ultraphone, Soc. Francaise, 1 Rue du General 


Union Artistic Films, 12, Rue Linco'n. 
United Artistes (see Artistes Associes). 
Universal Film Mfg. Co., 2, Square Trudaine, 52, 

Rue des Martyrs. 
Vandel and Delac, 63, Champs Elysees. 
Venico, F. P. de, 12, Rue Gaillon. 
Venloo, J. P. de, 12, Rue Gaillon. 
Verande, L. P. (Agent), 12, Rue d'Aguesseau. 
Via Film, 18, Rue Jean Goujoii. 
Warner Brothers (First National), 25, Rue de 

Weill (Roger), 8 bis, Cite Trevise. 
Weill (Fernand), 9, Boulevard des Filles de 


Wengeroff Tonfilm, 3, Avenue Victor Hugo. 
Western Electric, 1, Boulevard Haussmann. 


Rue Cardinal Als.-Thom, 38, Avenue Kleber. 

American Radio Corp., 23, Rue du Renard. 
Assemat, M., 95, Rue des Petits Champs. 

A.B.C. (Etablissements), 

Algra (Films Alexis Grano), 7, Rue Montaigne. 
Alia (Screens), 44, Rue de la Sabliere. 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Association Cinema Franeaise Massoulard 
Films), 14, Rue Grange Bateliere. 

Bell & Howell, 95, Rue des Petits Champs. 

Ben wood, Societe, 19, Rue Montchanin. 

Blattner, Societe Franeaise pour I' Exploitation des 
Products, 6, Rue Francceur. 

Bourdereau, 262, Rue de Belleville. 

Breton, R., 72, Avenue Simon Bolivar. 

Brockliss & Cie, 6, Rue Guillaume Tell. 

Brunswick Co., 66, Rue de Bondy. 

Carburox, 66, Rue Claude-Vellefaux (ioe). 

Charlin, A., 181 bis, Route de Chatillon, Mont- 
rouge (Paris). 

CineCO, 72, Avenue des Champs Elvsees. 

Compagnie Industrielle d'Optique, 3 Rue Dicu. 

Continental Film Distribution, 72. Avenue des 
Champs Elysees. 

Continsouza and Barre, 29, Rue des Panovoux. 

Coudoint, R., 20, Rue Felicien David. 

Dal (Screen), 51, Rue de Paradis. 

Darlot, Barberon, i2r, Rue Gravel, Levallois 

Debrie. Andre, in, Rue Saint-Mam-. 
Delaporte, 62, Rue Saint-Antoine. 
Delon, 24, Rue Albony. 

Demaria, J., (Etablissements), 113 bis, Boule- 
vard Ney. 

Demaria, Lapierre & Mollier, 133, Bould Davout. 
Deyrolle, R., 46, Rue de Bac. 
Eclair Tirage, 12, Rue Gaillon. 
Enregistrement Sonore, 7, Rue de Ponthieu. 
Etablissements Marcel Halbout, 21, Rue du 

Bourg Tibourg. 
Etablissements Mollier, 67, Rue des Archives. 
Etoile Film, 73, Rue Beaubour^. 
Frassier & Cie, L., 77, Faubourg St. Denis. 
6.A.B. (Lighting), 10, Rue Pierre Picard. 
Gaumont (Etablissments L.), " Kinora," 4. Rue 

de Naples. 

Gentel & Cie., 38 bis. Avenue de la Republique. 
Gerardot & Cie., 116, Rue de la Convention. 
Hall's Cinema Process, 31, Boulevard du Temple. 
Howell, Bert (Agent), 36, Boulevard HauSS 

Jacopozzi, 44, Rue de Bondy. 
Jourjon, Ch. (Agfa), 12, Rue Gaillon. 
Juliat, Robert, 24, Rue de Trevise. 
Klein, Charles, 105, Avenue Parmentier. 
" Kinoton " (Sound), 67, Champs Elysees. 
Kodak-Pathe, Societe, 39, Avenue Montaigne. 
Korsten, L., 8, Rue Le Brun. 
Lapierre (Ren£), 68, Rue des Haies. 
Laval, 10 bis, Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle. 

Lebrun, G., 29, Rue du Vieux Pont de Sevres, 

Lemarie, G., 187, Rue du Temple. 
Liordet, 17, Rue des Messageries. 
Luze & Cie, 66, Rue de Bondv. 

Billetin de la Chambre Syndicale Franeaise 

de la Cinematographie (Monthly), 13 bis 

Rue des Mathurins. 
" Cinadeia " (Verhylle), editor, 25, Hue d'Alsai 1 
" Cinea," 39, Boulevard Raspail. 
"Cine Dechaine," H. Lepage, to, Place lean 

"Cine-Journal and Journal du Film," 30. Rue 

Bergere, Paris. 
" Cineopse," 7j, Boulevard de Grenrlle (T. M. 


" Comoedia " (daily), 150, Avenue des Champs 

" Courrier Cinematographique," a8, Boulevard 

St. Denis (Ch. Le Fraper, editor). 
" Ecran," 17, Rue Etienne Marcel. 
" Filma," 19. Rue des Petits Champs. 
" Film Sonore," 24, Rue Petrelle. 
"France Cinematographique" (M. Colin), 14, 

Rue Martgnan. 

M argot & Cie, 3, Rue Die 11. 

Massiott, 15, Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire. 

Maurice, L., 1, Rue de Marivaux. 

Mazo, 33, Boulevard Saint-Martin. 

Melodium, 296, Rue Lecourbe. 

M.I.P. (Mecanique Indust. de Precision), Societe, 

29, Rue des Panayaux. 
Mipson, 29, Rue des Panayaux. 
Mollier, 67, Rue des Archives. 
Oceanic Films, 40, Rue Francois Premier. 
Oscilloplane-Societe, 59, Rue de l'Acjueduc 

Pallas, E., 3, Rue de la Bcetie. 

Palmophone, 39, Rue Lepic. 

Pascal, Jean, 25, Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle. 

Pathe Baby, 20 bis, Rue Lafayette. 

Pathe Cinema, 6, Rue Francceur. 

Pathe Freres, 10, Rue Pergolese. 

Paz and Silva, 55, Rue Saint-Anne. 

Petit, establis., 19. Rue Bergere. 

Photo-maton, 2, Rue des Italiens. 

Photoscopie, 61, Rue Jouffroy. 

Photosonor, Societe, 17 bis, Quai de Seine, 

Courbevoie, Seine. 
Poulenc Freres, 86, Rue Vielle du Temple. 
Primax, Societe, 92, Avenue Champs Elysees, 
Radio Cinema, 79, Boulevard Haussmann. 
Radio Elect' ques, 4. Square du Roule. 
Radius, 61, Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere. 
Rapid Film, 6, Rue Francceur. 
R.B.J. (Reyssier, Barstoff & Jacquint, 92, Avenue 

des Champs Elysees. 
Rombouts, L., 18, Rue Choron. 
Scad Societe, 133, Rue du Theatre. 
Societe Cine Vox (Filma Vox), 26, Rue Caulain- 


Societe d'Edition & Location iSprecher & 

Grieshaber), 4, Kue Lincoln. 
Societe Franeaise Cinemasteroscopique (Pulso- 

graphe Daponte), 2, Rue de Lancry. 
Solomon, 0., 95, Rue Lafayette. 
Speico, 45, Rue Blanche. 
Starvox Radio, 84, Rue Lauriston. 
Stengel, n, Faubourg St. Martin. 
Strauss Freres, 16, Boulevard Saint-Denis. 
Sydney, 16, Rue St. Roch. 

Thomson-Houston, 173. Boulevard Haussmann. 

Thoquet., J., 46, Rue d'Assas. 

Tiranty, 103, Rue Lafayette. 

Tungar (Societe Generale Electrique et Mechan- 

ique Als. — Thom.), 38, Avenue Kleber. 
Union Cinematograph de France (Savoure), 44, 

Rue Montcalm. 
Vanherseeke & Fournier, 12, Rue Soleillet. 
Wainwright (J. et R. , 5, Rue Saulnier, 
Weill, Fernand, 9, Boulevard des FiUes du 


Western Electric (France), 1, Bd. Haussmann. 
Zeiss-lkon, 18, Fabourg du Temple. 


" Hebdo-Film," (A. De Reusse, 23, Boulevard 

"Kinematograph Weekly" (Ed. G. Kendrew 

and J. G. Light, correspondents), 70, Rue 


" La Cinematographie Franeaise," 19, Rue 

de la Cour des Noues (P. A. Harle). 

" La Critique Cinematographique" (P. Heuze), 
43, Rue St. Lazare. 

" La Grille Cinematographique," 68, Ru 
Cbaussee d'Antin. 

" La Rampe," 4, Rue dc la Michodiere. 

" La Semaine Cinematographique," 48, Boule- 
vard Beaumarchais. 

'• Moniteur Cinema," 58, Boulevard Stras- 

" Nouvellitte des Concerts," (Monvoisin, editor), 

2, Passage de l'lndustrie. 
" Photo Re#ie," 118, Rue d' Assas. 
Te'evisicn, 40, Rue de Seine. 

Overseas Trade Directory. 



" Almanaeh du cinema " (" Cinemagazine " 

Annuaire General de I Cinematographic, 78, 

Boulevard St. Michel. 
"Annuaire General des Lettres," 7, Rue de 


" Kine Year Book " (J. Light), 70, Rue d'Alesia. 

" L'Annuaire del Artistes," 15, Rue de Madrid. 
" Le Bottin Cinematographique," Didot-Bottn, 

19, Rue de l'UniversitG. 
" Le Tout Cinema " (" Filma " offices), 19, 

Rue des Petits Champs. 


"Cine Amateur," 47, Rue de la Victoire. 

" Cinea-Cine pour tous," 39, Boulevard Raspail. 

" Cinema," 9, Avenue de Taillebourg. 

" Cinemagazine," 78, Boulevard St. Michel. 

" Cine Miroir," 18, Rue d'Enghien. 

" Cinemonde," 138, Av. des Champs Elysees. 

American Chamber of Commerce, 32, Rue 


Association Amicale des Operateurs de Pro- 
jection, Chambre Syndicale, 13 bis, Rue des 

Association des Artistes Musiciens, 66, Rue du 

Faubourg St. Martin. 
Association des Auteurs de Films, 51, Rue de 


Association des Directeurs de Cinema de Marseille 
et region, 7, Rue Venture, Marseilles. 

Association des Directeurs de Publicite de 
Cinema, 48, Rue de Bondy. 

Association des Directeurs de Theatre de 
Province, r, Rue Rossini. 

Association des Operateurs Professionnels de 
Projection Sonore, 43, Rue St. Lazare. 

Association Syndicale de la Critique Dramatique 
et Musicale, 52, Rue Richer. 

Association Generale des Artistes Dramatique et 
Lyriques de France, 14, Boulevard de Stras- 

Association of Cinema Renters (South West), 8, 

Rue d'Ares, Bordeaux. 
Association Professionnelle de la Presse Cine- 

matographiques, 100, Rue Richelieu. 
Belgian Chamber of Commerce, 42, Rue Le 


British Chamber of Commerce, 6, Rue Halery. 
Chambre Syndicale de Photographie, 51, Rue de 


Chambre Syndicale Francaise de la Cinemato- 
graphic Francaise et des Industries qui s'y 
ratachent, 13 bis, Rue des Mathurins, Paris 
(Chas. Delac, president). 

Circuit National, 28, Boulnvard St. Denis. 


" Cine-phono Magazine," 6. Rue Guenegaud. 

" Film Com plot," 43, Rue de Dunkerque. 

" L'Ami du Film," r, BouWard Malesherbes. 

" Mon Cine," 43, Rue de Dunkerque. 

" Mon Film," 8, Rue du Croiasant. 

" Pour Vous," 100, Rue Reaumur. 

Consortium des Grands Cinemas Independants, 

6, Rue Lamennais. 
Critique Etrangere en France (G. Godchaux 

president), 52, Rue Richer. 
Federation de la Cinematographie de Midi de 

France, 1 bis, Rue Cannebiere, Marseilles. 
Federation des Directeurs de Spectacles de 

Province, 131, Rue Moncev, Lyons. 
Federation Generale du Spectacles (Bourse 

de Travail), 3, Rue du Chateau d'Eau. 
Hays, Wm. (Paris office), " N.Y. Herald" 

Building, 21, Rue de Berri. 
Mutuelle du Cinema, 5, Avenue de 1'Opera. 
Oeuvre de la Maison de Retraite du Cinema, 

14, Rue Turbigo. 
Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs 

de Musique, 10, Rue Chaptal, Paris. 
Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, 

9, Rue Ballu. 
Societe des Gens de Lettres, 38, Faubourg St. 


Syndicat des Artistes Cinegraphiques, 34, Boule- 
vard Bonne Nouvelle. 

Syndicat des directeurs de Cinematographes du 
Centre, 6, Quai d'Orleans, Tours (Indre & 
Loire) . 

Syndicat Francais des directeurs de Cinemato- 
graphes, 18, Boulevard Montmartre. Paris 
(Raymond Lussiez, president). 

Syndicat des Operateurs de Prises de Vues, 54 

Rue Etienne Marcel. 
Syndicat National de Cinema, 28, Boulevard 
St. Denis. 

Syndicat sur la Cote d'Azur, 19, Rue Honore 

Sauvat Nice 
Union des Artists, 45, Rue Faubourg Mont- 



Aafa-Film A.G., Friedrichstr. 223, Berlin. 
Aco-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 37, Berlin. 
Cine- Allianz Tonfilm, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 235, 


Ariel Film G.m.b.H., U. d. Linden 69, Berlin. 
Bavaria-Film A. G., Munchen. 
Boston-Films-Co.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 12, Berlin. 
Boese-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 224, Berlin. 
Ciro-Tonfilm, Ges.m.b.H., Enckestr. 6, Berlin. 
Deutsche Universal Film A.G., Mauerstr. 83-84, 

Deutsches Lichtspiel Syndikat A.G., Friedrichstr. 
225, Berlin. 

Efzet-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 225, Berlin. 
Eichberg-Film G.m.b.H., Charlottenburg, Giese- 

brechstr. 10, Berlin. 
Eidophon-Film, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 73, Berlin. 
Elite Tonfilm-Produkt, G.m.b.H., Enckestr. 6, 


Emelka-Konzern, Sonnenstr. 15, Munich. 
Engels & Schmidt Tonfilm, Ges.m.b.H., Kochstr. 
12, Berlin. 

Fanal-Film, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 73, Berlin. 
Fellner & Somlo, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 224, 

Ben-Fett Film, Friedrichstr. 23, Berlin. 
Froelich-Produktion, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 
37a, Berlin. 

Gnom-Tonfilm, Ges.m.b.H., Friedrichstrasse 224- 

Institut fiir Kulturforschung, Jagerstr. 17, Berlin. 
Itala-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 235, Berlin. 
Klangfilm G.m.b.H., Askanischer Platz. 4, Berlin. 

Lamprecht-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 224, 

Leo-Film, A. r . Pestalozzistr. 1, Munchen. 
Lignose-Horfilm, G-m.b.H., Lindens tr. 32, Berlin. 



The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Majestic-Film, G.m.b.H., Kurfurstendamm 225 

Munchener Lichtspielkunst A.Q. (Emelka), 

Sonnenstr. 15, Munich. 
Nero-Film A.G. (Nebenzahl & Co.), Unter den 

Linden 21, Berlin. 
Ondra Lamae Film G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 12, 


Orplid-Film G.m.b.H., Zimmerstr. 79/80, Berlin. 
Oswald Produktion G.m.b.H., Rich. Stresemann- 

str. 31, Berlin. 

SChewer-Film A.G., Genthinerstr. 32, Berlin. 
Pommer-Film, G.m.b.H., Erich, Krausenstr. 

38-39, Berlin. 
Projectograph-Film Oskar Gluck, Friedrichstr. 

237, Berlin. 

Ellen Richter-Film, G.m.b.H., Hallensee, Cicero- 

str. 2, Berlin. 
Sokafilm, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 246, Berlin. 

Schulz & Wuellner, G.m.b.H. Friedrichstr. 224, 


Lothar Stark, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 12, Berlin. 
Superfilm, G.m.b.H., Markgrafenstr. 21, Berlin. 
Terra-Film, Akt Ges, Kochstrasse 73, Berlin. 
T.K. Tonfilm-Produktion, G.m.b.H., Kochstrasse 
18, Berlin. 

Tonbild Syndikat A.G., Mauerstr. 43, Berlin. 

Topoly, Tobis-Polyphon-Film, G.m.b.H., Johan- 
nisthal, Flugplatz 6a, Berlin. 

Trenker G.m.b.H. fur Film Produktion, Luis, 
Demburgstr. 31, Berlin. 

Union Tonfilm Produktion, Ges.m.b.H., 
Schillerstr. 17, Munchen. 

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Ufa), 
Krausenstr. 38/39, Berlin. 

Wolff Produktion G.m.b.H., Carl Heinz, Fried- 
richstr. 217, Berlin. 


Aafa-Film A.G., Friedrichstr. 223, Berlin. 
Alboefilm, G.m.b.H. (Althoff-Boecker), Kochstr. 
18, Berlin. 

Cine-Allianz- Tonfilm, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 
235, Berlin. 

Atlas Tonfilm, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 12, Berlin. 
Bayerische Filmgesellsch. m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 

210, Berlin. 
Dr. Leo Berg-Film, Friedrichstr. 238, Berlin. 
Bild und Ton, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 37a, Berlin. 
Biograt, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 224, Berlin. 
The British European Corps. Hedemanstr. 14, 


Cando-Film-Verleih, Friedrichstr. 22, Berlin. 
Capitol-Film A.G., Friedrichstr. 225, Berlin. 
Centralfilm, Fett & Co., G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 
r2, Berlin. 

Cinema-Film, G.m.b.H., Enckestr. 6, Berlin. 
Deutsche Fox-Film A.G., Friedrichstr. 225, 

Deutsches Lichtspielsyndikat A.G., Friedrichstr. 
225, Berlin. 

Deutsche Universal-Film, A.G., Mauerstrasse 

83/84, Berlin. 
Emelka-Wochenschau, Friedrichstr. 236, Berlin. 
Erich Engels-Film, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 12, 
Berlin . 

Europa-Filmverleih A.G., Friedrichstr. 207, 

Film-Verleih United Artists G.m.b.H., Koch- 
strasse 73, Berlin. 

Fundus, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 13, Berlin. 

The British Gaumont Co., Ltd., Puttkammerstr. 
16-18, Berlin. 

Gaumont Ges.m.b.H., Puttkammerstr. 16-18, 

G.P. Films, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 64, Berlin. 
Heros-Fiim, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. '25/26, 

Hisa-Film, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 18, Berlin. 
Itala-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 235, Berlin. 
Jacob & Sohn, G.m.b.H., Siegmund, Fried- 
richstr. 19, Berlin. 

KnevelS Film, Fritz, Friedrichstr. 224, Berlin. 

W. F. Linsenmeier, R.K.O. Exp. -Corp., Koch- 
strasse 6-7, Berlin. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film A.G., Friedrichstr 
225, Berlin. 

Markische Film G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 73, Berlin. 
Messtro-Filmverieih G.m.b.H., Zimmerstr. 79/80, 

Mondial-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 238, Berlin 
Nationalfilmverleih G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 10, 

Nitzsche A.G. Kinemategraphen & Filme, 

Eisenacherstr. 72, Leipzig. 
Panorama-Film G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 6-7, Berlin. 
Paramount-Film A.G., Friedrichstr. 50-51, 


P.D.C. Filmvertrieb G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 19,. 

Praesens Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. ^3. 

Societe des Films Osso, Friedrichstr. 12, Berlin 
Vereinigte Star-Film, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 
218, Berlin. 

Stark Lothar, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 12, Berlin. 
Steinfilm G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 218, Berlin. 
Sud-Film, A.G., Friedrichstr. 207, Berlin. 
Terra-Film-Verleih G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 73, Berlin. 
Tobis-Melofilm G.m.b.H., Friedrichs': 

Tolirag, A. G., Markgrafenstr. 77, Berlin. 
Tonbild-Syndicat A.G. (Tobis), Tonfilm— 

Aufnahine — und Wiedergabe — Apparaturen, 

Mauerstrasse 43, Berlin W.8. 
Transocean-Film G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 224. 


Ufa-Filmverleih-Ges.m.b.H., Krausenstr. 38-39, 

Universal-Film-Company, G.m.b.H., Mauerstr.. 

83/84, Berlin. 
Warner Bros. Pictures G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 10 



" Abag " Apparatebaugesellschaft m.b.H., 

K6penickerstr. 40/41, Berlin. 
Akt Ges. fur Filmfabrikation " Aflfa," 

Victoriastr. 13/18, Berlin. 
Aktiengesellschaft fur Spielgeltechnik Schufftan- 

Systemi, Bchrenstr. 24, Berlin. 
Allgemeine Elektricitats-Ges, HofImannstr.15/23, 


Amigo, Gustav, Furstenstr. 3, Berlin. 

Askania-Werke A.G., Kaiscrallee 87/68, Berlin. 
Bauer, G.m.b.H., Eugen, Unterturkheim, 

Becker & Co., Kostum-Verleib, G.m.b.H., 

Rungestr. 25/27, Berlin. 
Bromograph A.G., Alte Jakobstr. 9, Berlin. 
Busch, Emil, A.G., Optische Industrie, Rathenow 

b, Berlin. 

Conradty C, Kinokohlen, Spittlertorgraben 9, 
N urn berg. 

Overseas Trade Directory. 


Deutschmann, G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 23, Berlin. 
Duoskop, G.m.b.H., Bernburgerstr. 29, Berlin. 
Ela Gesellschaft fur Kino-Foto und Elektro- 

Technik, Hollraannstr. 16, Berlin. 
Elektrola, G.m.b.H., Kaiser Wilhelmstr. 1, 

Nowawes bei Potsdam. 
Erko. Maschinenbau-Ges.m.b.H., Kinotechn. u. 

Projekt.-Fabr., Strelitzerstr. 58, Berlin. 
Europaische Film-Allianz (E.F.A.) G.m.b.H., 

Cicerostr. 2/6, Berlin-Hallensee. 
Filmatelier Betriebsges. m.b.H., Hohenzollern- 

damm 95, Berlin, Dahlem. 
Film-Kopieranstalt Drope & Lorenz, G.m.b.H., 

Grosse Seestr. 4, Berlin Weissensee. 
Fikopa, Filmkopieranst, G.m.b.H., Blucherstr. 12, 

Berlin, S.W. 
Filmtitel u Kopier-G. m.b.H., Gitschinerstr. 

44, Berlin. 

Friess Akt.-Ges. fur Film-u. Tongerate, Fried- 
richstr. 224, Berlin. 

Geyer-Werke, A.G., Harzerstr. 39, Berlin. 

Glashaus-Film G.m.b.H., Borussiastr. 45, Tem- 
pelhof, Berlin. 

Gleichrichter Ges. m.b.H., Quecksilberdampf- 
Umformer u electr. App., Elisabethufer 44, 

Grass & Worff, Inh. Walter Vollmann, Markgra- 

fenstr. 18, Berlin. 
Grunewald Film-Atelier G.m.b.H., Grunewald, 

Konigsweg 148, Berlin, 
lea A.G., Walstr. 13, Berlin. 
Intern.-Film-Kopier-Kredit, G.m.b.H., Friedricb- 

str. 19, Berlin. 
Jenne, Fritz Generalvetr. der Lytaxwerke 

G.m.b.H., Saarbriickerstr. 22/24, Berlin. 
Jota Tonfilm Atelier, G.m.b.H., Johannisthal, 

Flugplatz Via, Berlin. 
Jupiterlicht, A.G., Kersten & Brasch, Gneisen- 

austr. 33, Berlin. 
Kino-Foto, G.m.b.H., Wilhelmstr. 37/38, Berlin. 
Kino-Schuch, Schuch & Muller, Friedrichstr. 31, 


Kinoton, A. G., Kochstrasse 6/7, Berlin. 
Klangfilm, G.m.b.H., Askanisch-Platz 4, Berlin. 
Kosmos, Berl. Filmkopieranst, Emil Schonberg, 

Lindenstr. 74, Berlin. 
Kowoschicht, A.G., Fabrik zur Praparierung. 

fortiger Filmkopien, Friedrichstr. 217, Berlin. 
Levy, Dr. Max. G.m.b.H., Fabr. elektr. Masch U. 

App. Mullerstr. 30, Berlin. 
Lignose-Film, A.G., Moltkestrasse 1, 


C. Lorenz, A.G., Tempelhof, Lorenzweg 1, Berlin. 

Maschinen & Apparatefabr, Oscar Lange, 

Linderstr. 116, Berlin. 
Minimax, A.G., Feuerloscherlurdie Filmindustrie, 

Schiffbauer-Damm 20, Berlin. 
Mobelvermietung Staub & Dietrich, Gneise- 

naustr. 67, Berlin. 
Neldner, Elektriz, G.m.b.H., Verleih von Licht- 

wagen, Fontanestr. 4a, Berlin-Lichterfelde- 


Nitzsche, Akt. Ges., Karlstr. 1, Leipzig. 
Orchestrela- Vocal ion, A.G., Rittergutstr. 121, 

Lichtenberg, Berlin. 
Organon, G.m.b.H., Polyfar Tonanlagen, Mark- 

gafenstr. 76, Berlin. 
Photohaus Memelsdorf, Neuenburgerstr. 15, 


Projektion Maschinenbau, G.m.b.H., Urbanstr. 
70A, Berlin. 

Rapid-Kopier Ges.m.b.H., Alexandrinenstr. 137, 

Berlin, S.W. 
Recono, Gesellsch. fur chem. physik. Film- 

bearbeitung, m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 223, Berlin. 
Rutgerswerke, A.G., Liitzowstr. 33/36, Berlin. 
Schatzow, Ja., Generalvertr. d. Fa. Andre Debrie, 

Paris, Kurfurstendamm, 179, Berlin. 
Siemens Planiawerke, A.G., fur Kohlefabrikate 

Lichtenberg, Herzbergstr. 128/37, Berlin. 
Stachow & Co., Friedrichstr. 226/27, Berlin. 
Tesch, Paul Filmfabrik G.m.b.H., Bergmanstr. 

68, Berlin. 
Tobis, A.G., Mauerstr. 43, Berlin. 
Ufa, Betrieb Neubabelsberg b. Potsdam, Stans- 

dorferstr. 99/105. 
Ufa, Handelsges, m.b.H., Krausenstr. 38/39, 


Ufaton-Verlags.-G.m.b.H., Krausenstr. 38/39, 

Union Tonfilm maschinenbau, G.m.b.H., Kochstr. 
6, Berlin. 

Universum Film. A.G., Tempelhof, Oberlandstr, 

26/35, Berlin. 
Weinert, K., Elektrotechnische u. Bogenlampen- 

fabrik, Muskauerstr. 24, Berlin. 
Werbekunst Epoche Reklame G.m.b.H., Tauent- 

zienstr. 14, Berlin. 
Wolf, Wilhelm, Film-u. Photo-Aufnahme- 

Lampen, Oranienstr. 188, Berlin. 
Wurlitzer-Studio (Kina-Orgeln), Unt. den Linden 

14, Berlin. 
Zeiss, Carl, Optische Werke, Jena. 
Zeiss-ikon, A.G. (Goerz-Werk, Berlin- 

Zehlendorf), Dresden. 


Franz Vogel, Vertrieb von Gevaert Rohhfilm- 
material, Friedrichstr. 224, Berlin. 

Gevaert-Werke G.m.b.H., Friedrichstr. 16, Berlin. 

Goerz Photochemische Werke G.m.b.H., Wann- 
seebahn Goerzallee, Berlin. 

J. G. Farbenindustrie A.G., " Agfa," Loh- 
muhlenstr. 65/67, Berlin. 

Kodak, A.G., Markgrafenstr. 76, Berlin. 

Kundt Max, General-Vertr. a. Zeiss-lkcn 
Kinerohfilm, Friedrichstr. 25, Berlin. 

Lignose-Film A.G., Moltkestr. 1, Berlin. 

Nobel-Film G.m.b.H., Juhlich im Rheinland, 

Strehle Walter G.m.b.H., Generalvertrieb der 
" Agfa " Kinefilms und Farben, Friedrichstr. 
8, Berlin. 


" Die FilmwOChe," Dessauerstr. 38, Berlin. 
Deutsche Film-Zeitung G.m.b.H., Pesta- 

lozzistr. 1, Munich. 
Deutsche Lichtbild-Zeitung, Kurfurstenstr. 42, 


Film, Der, Verlag Max Mattison, Ritterstr. 71. 

Film u. Ton, Bebr. Wolffsohn G.m.b.H., Fried- 
richstr. 225, Berlin. 

Filmfreund Der, Sonnenstr. 15, Emelkahaus, 

Film Journal, Friedrichstr. 19, Berlin, S.W.48. 

Film-Journal Hamburger Lichtspiel u Theater- 

woche, Johanniswall 20, Hamburg. 
Film-Kurier taglich, Kothenerstr. 37, Berlin. 
Filmspiegel, Der, Gebr. Wolffssohn G.m.b.H., 

Friedrichstr. 225, Berlin. 
Filmtechnik Filmkunst, Friedrichstr. 46, Berlin. 
Filmwoche Die, Dessauerstr. 38, Berlin. 
" Kinematograph," Zimmerstr. 35/41, Berlin. 
Kinotechnik, Die, Stallschreiberstr. 33, 


" Lichtbiidbuhne " taglich, Friedrichstr. 225, 

Reiolwfilmblatt, StaUicnreibarstr. 33, Berlin, 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Arbeitgeber kartell der Filmindustrie, Ben- 

dlerstr. 33, Berlin. 
Arbeitgeberverband der DeuUchen Filmindustrie, 

Kochstr. 73, Berlin. 
Arbeitsgemeinschart der Filmverleiher Deutsch- 

lands (A.D.F.) Friedrichstr. 235, Berlin. 
Bildspielbund Dcutscher, E.V., Bocbumerstr. 8a, 


Dachorganisation der Filmschaffenden Deutsch- 

lands, Friedrichstr. 46, Berlin. 
Deutsche Filmgewerkschaft, Puttkamerstr. 11, 


Deutsche Kinotechnische Ges. E.V., Berlinerstr. 
172, Berlin. 

Filmklub, Geselliger Verein der deutschen, 
Filmindustrie, E.V., Friedrichstr. 223, Berlin. 

Filmpresse-Verband, E.V., Stallschreiberstr. 33, 

" Gema " Gen. zur Verwertung musik, Auffuh- 
rungsrechte, E.G.m.b.H., Hegelplatz 1, Berlin. 

Genossenschaft Deutscher Buhnen-Angehorigen, 
Keithstr. II, Berlin. 

Gesellsch. der Film-Musik-Autoren, E.V., Fried- 
richstr. 46, Berlin. 

Reichskartell Deutscher Musikveranstalter- 
Deutschlands, Bendlerstr. 33, Berlin. 

Reichsverband Deutscher Lichtspieltheater- 
besitzer E.V., Zimmerstr. 5/6, Berlin. 

Schutzverband Deutscher Filmkopieranstalten 
E.V., Schutzenstr. 31, Berlin. 


Schutzverband Deutscher Schriftsteller E.V., 

Niirnbergerstr. 8, Berlin. 
Schutzverband Deutscher Filmtheater E.V., 

Dusseldorferstr. 8, Berlin. 
Spitzenorganisation d. deutschen Filmindustrie, 

E.V., Bendlerstr. 33, Berlin. 
Verband der Filmarchitekten Deutschlands, E.V., 

Friedrichstr. 46, Berlin. 
Verband der Film-lndustriellenen, E.V. 

Bendlerstr. 33, Berlin. 
Verband der Kameraleute Deutschlands, E.V., 

Friedrichstr. 46, Berlin. 
Verband der Filmregisseure Deutschlands, 

Friedrichstr. 46, Berlin. 
Verband der Theater u Filmtriseure Deutsch- 
lands E.V., Apostelkirche 14, Berlin. 
Verband Deutscher Filmateliers, E.V., Bendlerstr. 

33, Berlin. 

Verband Deutscher Filmautoren E.V., Fried- 
richstr. 46, Berlin. 

Vereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbande, 
Burggrafenstr. 11, Berlin. 

Vereinigung der Import-und Export-Firmen der 
Film-Industrie E.V., Friedrichstr. 9, Berlin. 

Vereinigung Deutscher Filmfabrikanten E.V., 
Pfalzburgerstr. 72A, Berlin. 

Versicherungsverband fur Lichtbild-Theater 
Unter d. Linden 70, Berlin. 


Dag-Film, Ltd., odos Metropolis, Athens. 

American-Film Co., Odos Lykourgou 14, Athens. 
Anglo-Hellenik Etairia-Frank & Co., Odos 

Chalkokondylis 37, c, Athens. 
Cine Orient, Odos Colocotroni 29, Athens. 
Jean Courouniotis, 6a, Place Aghiou, Georghiou. 
Eastern Film Co., Boulevard de l'Universite 36, 


Fox-Film, Odos Caningos 3, Athens. 
Gaitis & Moschos, Stoa Pesmandjoglou, Athens. 
Gaziades Freres, Odos Mitropoleos 1, Athens. 
Iris Films, Serao & Papandelides, 6, Rue Vis- 
sarionos 36, Athens. 


Synodinos & Papastofas, Odos Socratous 30, 


J. Marguliet, Odos Berangerou 14, Athens. 

To Parian, Odos Sokrates 43, Athens. 

Lazannis & Kraemer, Odos Panepistimiou 36 


Margulies Jean, Odos Berangerou 14, Athens. 
Mavridimakis & Cie, E., Odos Phidias n, Athens. 
Paramount Films, Ltd., rue Conin des Christenos 

et Eispolidos 14. 
Printzis & Serbis, Odos Akademais 86a, Athens. 
Symvatiki A.G., Plateia Hagios Georgios 6a, 


Stamoulis, Stamos B., Odos Charil, Trikoupis 5, 



Mallis E., Stassis Angelopoulos, Stoa Matala. 
Zachariu & Co., Alexander, 58a, rue de Scadc, 
Athens. (Klangnlm). 


P.E.K., Odos Evpolidos 14, Athens. 




Filmfabriek " Holland," Bestevacrstraat 7. 
Filmfabriek " Polygoon," Damrak 53 (Newsreel 

C. A. P. Ivens, Kalverstraat. 
N.V. " Cinetone," Dir. A. Benno, Ovcrtoom. 


Filmfabriek " Polygoon," Koudenhorn 8. 
Filmfabriek " Multl," j. C. Mol, Spaame 59. 

Filmfabriek " Polygoon," Stationsplein 64 

(Newsreel producer). 
Filmfabriek " Haghe," Waldorpstraat 6. 
Orion-Profllti, Kon. Sophiestraat 33 (Newsreel 


Filmfabriek Loet, C. Barnstijn, Hoefkade 9 

Filmfabriek Electrostroom, Schoonderloostraat 
(Newsreel producer). 

Overseas Trade Directory. 



Filmfabriek " Holland," Bestevacrstraat 7 (All 

Filmlabriek " Polygoon," Damrak 53 (Akly 

Cineglow Blue Seal System). 
N. V. Cinetone, Dir. A. Beano, Overtoom 

(Cinetone System). 


Filmlabriek " Polygoon," Koudenhorn 8 (Akly 
Cineglow Blue Seal System). 


Filmlabriek " Polygoon," Stationsplein 64 (Akly 

Cineglow Blue Seal System). 
Filmlabriek Loet, C. Bamstijn, Hoefkade 9 (Akly 

Cineglow Blue Seal System). 
Orion-Profilti, Kon. Sophiestraat 33 (Akly 

Cineglow Blue Seal System). 

Filmlabriek Electrostroom, Scboonderloostraat 
(Own System) 

Cinetone, Dir. A. Benno, Overtoom, Amsterdam. 
Electrostroom, Schoonderloostraat, Rotterdam. 
General Electric Sound, Schiedamschesingel, 
Hupleld's Super Sound Installation, Stadhouder- 

skade 19, Amsterdam. 
Kinoton, W. de Boo, Stationsweg 93. The Hague. 
Klangfilm Geluidsaparaten, Siemens and Halske 

A. G. Huygenspark 38, The Hague. 
Lichtophone Verkoop Combinatie, Singel 469, 


Naturetone, E. de Hoop Azn., Hemonylaan 27, 

Netherlands Western Electric N.V., Heerengracht 

178, Amsterdam. 
N. V. Loetaloon, Hoefkade 9, The Hague. 
Odeon Transtorma Synchroon-toestellen, Singel 

44, Amsterdam. 
Tuschinsky-Tone, Korte Kerkstraat, Rotterdam. 
Zeiss-lkon Sound, P. R. van Duinen, Prinsegracht 

530, Amsterdam. 


Aala-Films, Damrak 53. 
A.F.E.X. Filmverhuur, Mauvestraat 61. 
Bergfilm Co., D. van de Berg, Hemonylaan 21, 
Columbia Pictures Co., Nieuwe Doelenstraat 8 
F. A. N. Film Verhuurkantoor, P. Vermeer Jr. 

Heerengracht 156. 
" Filma " Filmverhuurkantoor, Prinsengracht 


Filmverhuurkantoor, R. Minden, den Texstraat 

Fim-Film Verhuurkantoor, Singel 469, Dir. J. de 

Firma Jean Desmet, Admiraal de Ruyterweg 553. 

Firma P. R. van Duinen, Prinsengracht 530, 
P. R. van Duinen and N. R. Besseling. 

First National Pictures, Ch. van Bienen, Heeren • 
gracht 592. 

Fox Film Corp., Dir. L. Groen, Rokin 38. 

Meteor Film Co., Keizersgracht 794. 

Minerva-Films, Bergfilm Co., Damrak 60. 

Muntfilm, E. de Hoop Azn., Hemonylaan 27. 

N. V. Cinelux (Path; Freres), Raadhuisstraat 42. 

N.V. Paramount-Films, C. Peereboom, Keizers- 
gracht 399. 

N. V. Remaco's Filmbedrijl, Keizersgracht 451. 

N. V. Starfilm, van Eeghenstraat 44, H. M. de 
Balbean Verster. 

N.V. Uta Film-Mij., Ch. van Bienen, Heeren- 
gracht 592. 

Odeon-Fiimverhuurkantoor, Singel 44. 

Ozzo-Films, Dir. De Bruin en Albers, Keizers- 
gracht 794. 

Rialto Filmkantoor, Ceintuurbaan 262, Dir. 

A. P. du Mee. 
Universal Film Agency, J. L. Pearl, Damrak 53. 
Universal Films, J. S. Croese and B. S. Bosman, 

Nwe. Doelenstraat 8. 
Wesels Filmverhuurkantoor, Oosterpark 29. 
Wilton-Metro Goldwyn, Dir. J. Hemmes, 

Damrak 49. 

Avant-Garde-Films, E. Pelster, Lunterenstraat 


British United Artists, W. A. de Kuiper, Hoefkade 

City-Film, Nieuwstraat 24. 
Excelsior Films, R. Kahn, Elandstraat 60. 
Germania Films, D. Polak, Javastraat 17. 
Haghe-Films, W. Mullens, Waldorpstraat 8. 
Hotstad-Films, E. Viskoper Sz., Spuistraat 21. 
Melior-Films, Riouwstraat 204. 
Orion Films, Pletterijkade 10-n. 
Profilti Films, Pletterijkade 10-11. 
SaphO-Films, W. de Boo en M. Sprecher, Stations- 
weg 93. 

Standard-Films, Loet C. Barnstijn, Hoefkade 9. 

Monopole-Films, Jac. Miihlrad, Groenendaal 

M. W. Photo-Films, E. M. Weissmann, Amman- 
straat 10. 

R.D.V. Films (Special Nature Pictures) General- 
vertretung der Reichsbahnzentrale tiir den 
Deutschen Reiseverkehr, Parklaan 28. 


K.S.A. (Katholieke Sociale Actie) Aid. Films, 

J. Zwarts, Steenschuur 17. 


Actueel-Films, Dir. A. Benno. Duivenvoorde- 
straat, 94. 

Amfilmin, Dir. D. J. Werner, Frans Halsstraat 

Starfilm, Carl Leger, Raamsingel 46. 

D. van Leen, Filmverhuurkantoor, Groote 
Kerksbuurt 39. 


A. Jung, Padangstraat 15, Groningen. 
Campagnie Lorraine Carbons, Joh. Meulkens, 

Nwe. Binneweg 147, Rotterdam. 
Capi Kino-Handel, Kalverstraat 115, Amsterdam. 
Cinema Printers, Pier Westerbaan, Vaillant- 

laan 523, The Hague. 

Cyproc Plat>s, N. V. van Wijngaarden & Co., 
Pelgrimsstraat 60, Rotterdam. 

Debrie Movie Camera's, Marijnen, Prinsengracht 
840, Amsterdam. 

D. J. van der Laan, Schiekade 187, Rotter- 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

"Elccira" Cinema Electriciens, Schoonder- 

loostraat 85, Rotterdam. 
Fibroeit Theatre Stoels, Nic. Tulpstraat 62, The 


Maas en van Hattem, Theater Stoels and Decora- 
tions, Nwe. Haven 156, Rotterdam. 

Odeon Film-cleaners, F.Schuiten, Jekerstraat 90, 

Pathe Freres, Raadhuisstraat 42, Amsterdam. 

Polydor Cinema Records, F. Scbuiten, Jeker- 
straat 90, Amsterdam. 
Siemens Carbons, P. R. van Duinen, Prinsegracht 

530 Amsterdam. 
Siemens & Halske.Huvgenspark 38, The Hague. 
Van ae,- Heide Co., "Theatre Decorators and 

furnischers, Binneweg 14, Rotterdam. 
ZeiSS-lkon, P.R. van Duinen,, Prinsegracht 530, 



N. V. Blaisse en Strunk, Unit Organ, Adriana- 
straat 98, Rotterdam. 


Cinema Koerier, Editor Erik Winter, Heren- 
gracht S92. Amsterdam. 

Cinema en Theater, Galgewater 22, Leyden. 

Nieuw Weekblad v.d. Cinematografie, Editor 
Pier Westerbaan, Vaillantlaan 523, Amster- 

Tuschinski Nieuws, Editor Max Tak, Tuschinsky 
Theater, Amsterdam. 

N. V. Standaards Orgelfabrieken, Nieuwe Haven 

83, Schiedam. 
The Golden Oriole, Man. A. S. J. Dekker, Goes. 

Krasnapolski (Societe of the above mentioned)! 

Warmoezierstraat, Amsterdam. 
N.B.B. Nederlandsche Bioscoop Bond, Secretar- 

iaat Nwe. Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam. 
President Mr. L. Hamburger, Secretary A. de 

Hoop, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam. 



Hunnia Film, A.G., Gyarmat ut. 37, Budapest Star-Filmfabrik A.G., Vilmoscsaszar-ut. 53 

VII. Budapest, VI. 

Kovacs es Faludi, Gyarmat ut. 39, Budapest. Ungarisches Filmburo A.G., Hungaria-korut 274, 
Kruoka-Filmfabrik, Jozsef-korut 71, Budapest, Budapest, IX. 



Artistica Film, A.G., Amerikai ut. 12, Buda- 
pest, VII. 

Cito Cinema Izso Feldmann, Rdkk Szilard ut. 
16, Budapest, VIII. 

Danubius Kinoindustrie A.G., Akacfa ut. 6, 
Budapest, VII. 

Eco-Film A.G., Akacfa ut. 7, Budapest, VII. 

Fox-Film A.G., Rakoczi ut. 1 , Budapest. 

Hermes-Film A.G., Deak Ferenc ut 18, Budapest. 

Iris-Film A.G., VIII., Nepszinhaz ut. 13, Buda- 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., A.G., Foherceg 

Sandorter 3, Budapest, VIII. 
Yuvesfilm, Dr. Ernst Horowitz & Co., Rakoczi 

utca 40, Budapest. 
Orion, Filmfabrik u. Verkehrs A.G. VIII. 

Eskii-ut 1, Budapest. 

Osso-Minerva-Film, Erzsibet-korut 8, Budapest. 
Paramount Filmvertriebs A.G., Rakoczi ut. 59, 

Patria-Filmhandelsges., Erzsibet-korut 8, Buda- 

Phoebuzs Film A.G. VII., F.rzscbet-kdrut 8, 

Bu a|)est. 

Projectograph, A.G., Rakoczi-ter 17, Budapest. 
Stylus Filmind A.G., Erzs bet-kdrut 4, Budapest 

Ufa-Film A.G., Kolcsey utca 4, Budapest. 
Ungar-Holland, Kultur Wirtschatti A.G., Ulldi- 

ut. 4, Budapest. 
Universal-Film A.G., Nepszinhaz ut. 21, Buda- 

Warner Bros. First National Vitaphone Pict., 

A.G., Erzsebet-k6rut 9/11, Budapest VII. 


Agfar-Film, kepv. Lata Andor, Erzsebet- 

korut 30, Budapest, VIII. 
Danubius Kinoindustrie A.G., Akacfa-ut. 6, 


Gamman, Fabrik fur feinmechanische Maschinen 
und Apparate A.G., Fehervari ut. 73, Budapest. 
Kodak, Rohfilmer-Vertr., Bccsi-ut. 5, Budapest. 

Krup ka Filmkopieian.Utt, Jozef korut 71, 

Kovacs es Faludi, Filmlaboratorium, Gyarmat- 

ut. 37, Budapest. 
Meitner Mor, Josef-kcrut 21, Budapest, VIII. 
Siemens & Halske A.G., Vertr. d Klangfilm, Nagy- 

mezol ut. 4, Budapest. 
Western Electric, Korall-ut 33, Budapest. 


Kepes Mozivilag, Erzs> bet-kdrut 45, Budapest. Magyar Mozi es Film, Dohany ut. 71, Budapest. 
Magyar Filmkurir, Saletrom ut. 6, Budapest. Mozielet, Beszeredy ut. 16, Budapest, VIII. 


M.M.O.E., Szentkiraly ut. 36, Budapest, VIII. O.m.m.e., Erzscbet-korut, Palais Royal, Buda- 
Magyar Filmklub, Erzsibet-KiJrut 9, Budapest. pest VII. 

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First National Inc., Path6 Building, Ballard 

Estate, Bombay. 
Humayan Properties, Ltd., New Empire Theatre, 

Humayan Place, Calcutta. 
Juna and Co., Esplanade Road, Bombay. 
Madans Theatres, Ltd., 5, Dharamtala Street, 



Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (India), Ltd., P.O. Box 

837, Bombay. 
Paramount Corp., P.O. Box 2048, Calcutta. 
Pathe (India), Ltd., Pathe Building, Ballard 

Estate, Bombay. 
Universal Pictures Corporation ol India, Film 

House, Lamington Road, Bombay. 



Stabilimenti " Cines " (Propr. Soc. An. 

Stefano Pittaluga), Via Vejo 51, Rome. 
Istituto Nazionale Luce, Via delta Stamperia, 


Soc. An. Titanus Film, Piazza Goldoni 44, Rome. 
SOC An. Titanus Film, Via S. Brigida 16, Napoil. 



Soc. An. Stelano, Pittaluga, Via Montebello N.o. 

Artisti Associati, Via Galliera 66B. 

Borelli, A., Viale Pietramellare 31, 45. 

Film Emilia. Via Rizzoli 3. 

Lanzarini Film, Via Galliera 18. 

Milanesi Aristide, Via Milazzo 8. 

Pegan Enrico, Via Galliera 55. 

Soc. An. Unione Film, Via Galliera 89. 

80c. An. Stelano Pittaluga, Via Martelli 4. 
Soc. An. Fiimissima, Via S. Antonino 8. 


Soc. An. Stefano Pittaluga, Via Granello 59I. 
Agenzia Nolrggio Inter., Galleria Mazzini 7340. 
A.L.P.I.C., Via Domenico Fiasella 881. 
Fiasella Film, Via Oomenico Fiasella 24. 
Soc. An. Film Internazionali, Via Cairoli 12. 
Soc. An. Giuseppe Leoni, Via Settala 6. 
SOC. An. Tordini, Corso Venezia 56. 
Soc. An. Grandi Film Indipendenti, Corso Venezia 

Star Film Co. S.A., Via Carlo de Cesari 29. 

Cataldo Nicola, Via Incoronato 16. 
Soc. An. Stefano Pittaluga, Via Cesare Battisti 53. 
De Pascale Luigi, Via Limarosa al Vomero. 
Lombardo Film, Via Calzolai da la Corsea 3. 
Perfecta Film, Piazza Nicola Amore 14. 
Parlato Francesco, Via Bagl vo 5. 
Razzi Francesco, Via S. Felice 33. 
Sind. Cinem., V:a Polaccbi 69. 

Ballotta Bacchi Salvatore, Via Alloro 105. 
Broggi Isidoro, Via Maqueda 260. 
Commercial Film, Via Caltanisetta 40 . 
Soc. An. Stetano Pittaluga, Via Emerigo 
Amari 142. 


Soc. An. Stetano Pittaluga, Via Viminale 43. 

Bonetti Fernando, Via Firenze 47. 

Caselli Arnaldo, Via Piave 8. 

Consorzio, E. I. A., Via Varese 16B. 

Dorica F.lm, Via XXSettembre 98. 

E.F.A., Via Cavour 247. 

Lombardo Gustavo, Via Fontanella Borghese 48. 

Protti Cav, Gino, Via Cavour 247. 

S.A.I.D., Via Aureliana 12. 


Soc. An. Stetano Pittaluga, Via Privata 

Cesare Mangili z. 
S.A.C.I.A., Via Bigli 22. 
Agemia Cinem. Ital., Via B. Cavalieri 4. 
Agenzia Cinem. Noleggio Film, Galleria de 

Cristoforis 6. 
Ambrosiana Fi.m Via S. Gregorio 24. 
Boraldi Mariani Film, Via Zarotto 2. 
Brovelli Mario, Corso Venezia 13. 
Brundus Film, Via Senate 8. 
Cinedramma, Via S. Dalmazio 5. 
Commercial Film, Via Senato 8A. 
Corti Guido & Co., Via Rovello 6. 
Croce Adolfo, Via Mascheroni 15. 
Excellent Pictures Corp., Corso Venezia 7. 
Ferrari Comm. Mario, Via Le Montenero 84. 
Natura Film, Via S. Paolo 9. 
Rebua Virjinio, Via Mnnte Napoleone 28. 
Stabilimenti Cines-Pittaluga, Via Veio 51. 
Super Film, Via Cavour 256. 
Suvini Zerboni, Via della Mercede iz. 


Soc. An. Stefano Pittaluga (General Direction 
— Via Luisa del Carretto), Via Arcivescovado 

Soc. An. F.A.C.E., Via Bellini 3. 
Agliardi A., Via Botero 18. 
Bauer Film, Via Ponza 2. 
Cervino Film, Via S. Teresa 12. 
Industria Cinem., Piazza Castello 23 
Recanati Luigi, Via Pio Quinto 3. 
Torino Film, Via Lagrange 29. 

Galileo Film & Zorter, Via Zonta 5. 

Labertera Film, Corso Vittorio Emanuele. 
Simonetti Film, Via S. Nicolo 4. 
Soc. An. Stefano Pittaluga, Via Francesco 
Crispi 4. 


Soc. An. Stetano Pittaluga, Calle Benzon 

Corti Guido, Riva del Carbon. 

San Marco Film, S. Giovanni Grisostamo 5826. 

Aula Vittorio, Suk el Magiara 57. 
Muzi F., Sciara Riccardo 19. 
S.P.A.R.T., Rodino Saiinos. 


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Ars Stampa, Via Satuiniana 4, Rome. 
Brunero Armando, Viale Aventino 32, Rome. 
Cinefotostampa, Milan. 

Ettore Catalucci, Via Nomentana 191, Rome. 
Fotocinema, Via Flaminia 445, Rome. 

Fototecnica Borsa e Guerrieri, Via Artisti 19 

La Positiva, Via Luisa del Carretto, Turin. 
S.A.C.I., Via Vejo 54, Rome. 
Tecnostampa, Via Albalonga 8, Rome. 

A Ala Film-Berlin, Via Torino 98, Rome. Fox Film Corp. S.A.I., Via XX Settembre 58, 
Artisti Associati, Via XX Settembre 11, Rome. 


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film, Via IV Novembre 
Films Paramount S.A.I., Via Magenta S, Rome. 149, Rome. 


II Cinematografo, Via dei Gracchi 187, Rome. 

L'Eco Del Cinema, Via Antonino 8, Firenze. 

Cinema Italiano, Via Palermo 8, Rome. 

Corriere Del Cinematografo, Via Pio Quinto 
17, Turin. 

L« Vita Cinematografica, Via Pio Quinto 17, 

La Rivista Cinematografica, Via dell'Ospedle 

4 bis. Corino. 
Cinema Teatro, Via in Arcione 71, Rome. 
Cine Mondo, Via Principe Oddone 20, Turin. 
Rivista Italtana Di Cine-Tecnica, Corso 

Umberto 1° 255, Rome. 
Lo Spettacolo Italiano, Via Tirso Q2, Rome. 
International Review of Educational Cinema. 

tography, Via Lazzaro Spalanzani r, Rome. 



Artistic-Film, Decanska 23, Beograd. 

Bosna d.d., za filmsku industriju, Vuka Karad. 
zica 5, Belgrad. 


Atlantis-Film, Berislavioeva 15, Zagreb. 
Aurora-Film, Palmoticeva 53, Zagreb. 
Avala-Film, Gjorgjiceva 3, Zagreb. 
Bosna, zavod za filmsku industriju, Jelaciccv trg. 
I, Zagreb. 

Emco-Film, ul. Kraljice Marije 24, Zagreb. 
Fox-Film, C. Jelacicev trg. 1, Zagreb. 
Helios-Film, trg. Kralja Alexandra 4, Zagreb. 
Jadran-Film, trg. Kralja Tomislava 17, Zagreb. 

Jugosl. Drustvo-za promet Paramount filmova, 

Frankopans-Ka ul. 5A, Zagreb. 
Metro-Goldwyn, Pejacevicev trg. 17, Zagreb. 
Mossinger-Film, Pejacevicev trg. 17, Zagreb. 
Pan-Film, A.G., Svacicev trg. 11, Zagreb. 
Rosa-Film, Drinciceva 18, Belgrade. 
Starfilm, Dolac 1, Zagreb. 
Stella-Film, Jelacicev trg. 6, Zagreb. 
Ufa-Film, Haas i Klcinlein, Berislaviceva 11, 


Agfa, Palata Riunione, Beograd. Kodak, Praskal, Zagreb. 

Artistic Film, Decanska 23, Beograd. Jugosl, Siemens A.G. Klangfilm Zagreb, 

Bosna d.d. za fllsku industriju, Kopieranstalt Rakajev prolaz 7. 

Jelacicev trg. 1, Zagreb. Western Electric, Gunduliceva ul. 8, Zagreb. 

Dr. Drago Brossler, Palmoticeva 3, Zagreb. 

TRADE SOCIETY : Savez bioskopa Kraljevine Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca, Samostanskov 3, Zagreb. 
Savezfilmskih Produzeca, Zagreb. 

Jugosl-Filmski Kurir, Gajdekova 36, Zagreb. Filmska Revija, Samostanska, 3, Zagreb. 

New Zealand. 


Celebrity Pictures, National Bank Building, 97, 
Courtenay Place, Wellington. 

Cinema Art Films (Aust. & N.Z.), Ltd., 129-131, 
Albert Street, Auckland ; and 2, Marjoribanks 
Street, Wellington. 

De Forest Phonofilms, 21, Grey Street, Wel- 

Filmcraft, Ltd., Miramar, Wellington. 

Film Exchanges Association (N.Z.), Inc., 87, 

Cuba Street, Wellington. 

First National pictures Australasia, Ltd., 711, 

Dixon Street, Wellington. 
Fox Film Corpn. (Australia), Ltd., 129-131, 

Albert Street, Auckland ; and 55, Courtenay 

Place, Wellington. 
Greater Australasian Films (N.Z.), Ltd., JMMt, 

Dixon-Street, Wellington. 
Hayward, Rudall C, Lomond Street, Takapuna , 


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Kodak (A/sIa Pty.), Ltd., 18, Victoria Street, 
and 294, Lambton Quay, Wellington. 

Metro-Goldwyn Film (N.Z.). Ltd., 1-5, Wood- 
ward Street, Wellington. 

N.Z. Motion Pictures Exhibitors' Assn., Inc., 
National Bank Building, Courtenay Place, 

Paramount Film Service (N.Z.), Ltd., 129- 
131, Albert Street, Auckland ; and 87, Cuba 
Street, Wellington. 

RKO Pictures, National Bank Building, 97, 
Courtenay Place, Wellington. 

Tru Colour Films, Box 327, Wellington. 

United Artists Films, 55, Courtenay Place, 


Universal Pictures Corpn., Film Distributors, 

45A, Courtenay Place, Wellington. 
Vinsen, J. S., 45A, Courtenay Place, Wellington. 

Waterworths, Ltd., 216, Lambton Quay, Welling- 
ton ; and 705, Colombo Street, Christchurcb . 

W. R. Kemball Theatres, Ltd., 15, Courtenay 
Chambers, Courtenay Place, Wellington. 


A/S Fotorama, Akersgt. 16, Oslo. 
A/S Kinogratens Filmbureau, Skippergt. 22, 

Filmaktieselskapet Paramount, Torvgaten 9 


Filmhuset A/S, Bergen. 

Fox A/S, Horngarden, Oslo. 

International! Filmkompani, Stortingsgaten 4, 


Kamerafilm, Stortingsgt. 4, Oslo. 

Kommunernes Filmscentral A/S., Tollbodgt 35, 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Horngarden, Oslo. 
Universal-Film A/S, Bvgdo Alle 1, Oslo. 
Warner Bros. (First National Vitaphone Pictures 

A/S), Radhusgt. 30, Oslo. 

Elektricitets-Aktieselskapet A.E.G., Ovre Vollgt. 
ir, Oslo. 

J. L. Nerlien A/S, N. Slottsgt. 13, Oslo. 
Magnus Boysen & Co. A/S, Tordenskjoldsgt. 3, 



Herosfilm, G.m.b.H., Al Jerozolimska 31, 

Leo-Film, Nowy Swiat 39, Warsaw. 
Muzafilm, Widok 23, Warszaw. 

Sfinks, Biuro Kinematogr., S-to Krzyska 33 

Syrena A.G., Chmielna 66, Warsaw. 


Agefilm, S-to Krzyska 39, Warszaw. 
Celtic-Cinema, Prozna r4, Warszaw. 
Dom Handlowy Estefilm, Marszalkowska 112, 

Erfilm, Al Jerozolimskie 36, Warszawa. 
Enhahlm,, Marszalkowska 123, 

Feniks-Film, Wielka 5, Warsaw. 
Fortuna-Film, Marszalkowska 95, Warszaw. 
Fox-Film, Towarzystwo, sp.z.ogr.odp., Wierz- 

bowa 7, Warsaw. 
Francopol-Film, sp.z.ogr.odp., Al Jerosolimska 

43, Warszaw. 
Gloria-Film, spo.ogr.Odp., Marszalkowska 119, 


Jarfilm, Nowy-Swiat 19, Warszaw. 

Lechfilma, sp.z.ogr.odp., Ossolinskich 1, Warsaw. 

Leo-Film, Nowyswiat 39, Warszaw. 

Lux, Przemysl Kinematograficzny S.A., Jasna 

24, Warsaw. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Marszalkowska 96, 

Muzafilm, Widok 23, Warszaw. 
Paramount-Film sp.z-ogr.odp., Sienna 4, Warsaw. 
Petet, Powszechne Towarzystwo Filmowe S.A., 

Widok 10, Warsaw. 
Polonjahlm, Sienna 14, Warsaw. 
Sfinks, Biuro Kinematograticzne, S-to Krzyska 

35, Warszaw. 
Sonjafilm, ul Blacharska 8, Lw6w. 
Starfilm, sp.z.ogr.odp., Marszalkowska 123, 


Universal Pictures Corp., Al Jerozolimskie 35, 

Warsz. Kinem. sp. Akc, Chmielna 9, Warszaw. 
Zagrodski, H. J. Jasna 24, Warszaw. 

KINEMA TRADE PUBLICATIONS : -Kinodla wszystkich, Sienna 33, Warsaw. 

Kino, Prasa Polska, Warszaw. 


Filmindustriellen Verband Poleus, Widok 22, Verband der Kinobesitzer, Widok 1, Warsaw. 

Warsaw. Verband der Produzenten, Niecala 12, Warszaw 


Kodak, Plac Napoleona 3. Jarosz, Hoza 33, Warszaw. 

Falanga, Kopieranstalt, Nowyswiat 57, Warszaw. Western Electric, sp.z.ogr.odp., Kopernika 

Freider i S-ka, J., Krolewska 35, Warszaw. Krakow. 

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Soremar-Film, Cal Victoriei 89, Bucarest. 


Aliant-Film, Str. Campineanu 17, Bucarest. 
Astra Cinegrafiea, Bdul Elisabeta 12, Bucarest. 
Artistic Film, Str. Doamnei 10, Bucarest. 
Arta Filme, Str. Otetelesanu 5, Bucarest. 
Astoria-Film, Bulevardul Maria 8, Bucarest. 
Balcan Film, Bd. Elisabeta 18, Bucuresti. 
Dorian-Film, S.A., Bulevardul Elisabeta 19, 

Eforia-Film, Str. Doamnei 3, Bucarest. 
Frago-Film, str. Smardan 23, Bucarest. 
Fox-Film Corp., Bd. Elisabeta 10, Bucarest. 
Jwex-Film, S.A., Str. Sfintilor 25, Bucarest. 
Lascaridis, C, str. Carol 22, Bucarest. 
Lux-Film, Strada Sarindar 16, Bucarest. 

Mercur-Film, Str. Sfintilor 13, Bucarest. 

Metro Goldwyn, S.A.R., Cal. Mosilor 88, Bucarest. 

Oer-Film, M. Segall, Bulevardul Elisabeta 51, 

" Ufa," Bucarest. 
Panfilm, Str. Carol 20, Bucarest. 
Paramount Film, str. Baratiei 2, Bucarest. 
Regal Film, Str. Academiei 2, Bucarest. 
Romania-Film, Str. Bucovinei 13, Bucarest. 
S.A.R.P., I.C., Strada Raureanu 5, Bucarest. 
Sessler-Film, Calea Mosilor 12, Bucarest. 
Soremar-Film, Cal. Viktoriei 89, Bucarest. 
Sonor Film, Str. Sft. Apostoli 3, Bucarest. 
Sylvia-Film, Strada Karol 88, Bucarest. 
Thalia-Film, Bulevardul Carol 9, Bucarest. 


Betro-Film, Str. Gh ba Birta 40, Arad. 
Gibson B. James, Strada G.O. Cantacuzino 74, 

Projekter, Consortium, Stefan L. Scherer, Strada 

Raureanu 5, Bucarest. 

Siemens & Schuckert A.G., (Klangfllm), Str 

Lonovici 12, Timisoara. 
" Walpeco," Cas. post. 69, Bucarest. 
Western Electric, Str. Campineaout, Bucarest. 

KINEMA TRADE PUBLICATION :— Cinema, Str. C. MiUe 7-11, Bucarest. 


Uniunea Caselor de Filme, Str. Brezoianu 21, Uniunea Cinematografistilor din Roumani 

Bucarest. Str. Brezoianu 21, Bucarest. 




Allied Artists, Rambla Cataluna 62. 
Jose M. Bosch, Plaza Buensuceso 3. 
Balart y Simo, Aragon 249. 
Julio Cesar S.A., Aragon 216. 
Cinaes (Cia. Cinematografica Naeional) Layetana 

Cinematografica Astrea, Rambla Cataluna 43. 
Cinematrografica Verdaguer, Consejo de Ciento 


Cinematografica Almir?, Rosellon 210. 
Cinnamond Film, Balmes 51. 
Jaime Costa, Consejo de Ciento 317. 
Emerita Films, Rambla de los Flores 25. 
Exclusivas Nelson, Mallorca 209. 
Exclusivas Star Film, Balmes 108. 
Febrer y Blay, Pasaje de la Paz 8. 
Filmafono S.A., Rosellon 238. 
L. Gaumont, Paseo de Gracia 56. 
Goldwyn Films Corp., Mallorca 220. 
Importaciones Cinematograflcas, Aragon 252. 
Eduardo Gurt, Rambla Cataluna 62. 
Hispano American Films S.A. (Universal 
Valencia 233. 

Hispano Fox Films S.A.E., Valencia 280. 
S. Huguet, Provenza 292. 
Mundial Films, Mallorca 209. 
M. de Miguel, Consejo de Ciento 292. 
Paramount Films, Paseo de Gracia 91. 
Principe Films, Aragon 225. 
F. Than S. en C, Valencia 234. 
Seleccine S.A., Paseo de Gracia 91. 
U.F.A., Balmes 79. 

Metro Goldwyn Meyer S.A., Mallorca 220. 


Atlantida S.A., Belen 3. 

B.I. P., Antonio Maura 16. 

Cinematografica Iberica S.A., Belen 3. 

Cia. Cin. Hispano Portugesa, Isabel LaCatolica 19 

De Espectaculos Publicos, S.A., Alcala 171. 

Films Espanola, General Portier 93. 

Gran Empresa Sagarra, Plaza de Isabel II. 

Gonzalo Espinosa, Sagasta 20. 

Juan Figuera, Ecbegaray 27. 

Juan Fusttr, Joaquin 2. 

Notario y Del Cierro, Los Madrazo a 

Serra y Martinez, Pelayo 6. 


Melodion, Rosellon 204. Madrid. R.C.A. Photophone, Cine Sonoro S.I.C.E. 

Orpheo Sincronic, Viladomat 199. Madrid. Provenza 360. Madrid. 
Fabricacion Espanola do Equipos Sonoros, 

Mallorca 268. Madrid. 

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Jose M. Botch, Plaza Buensuccso 3. 
Trilla, 8. A., Industria 105-109. 
Ricardo de Banos, Bertraa 12. 

Armado Pou, Fuencarral 138. 

Atlantida, S.A. Belen 3. 

Film Espanola, General Portier 93. 

floya Film, Echegaray 27. 

Oscar Hornemann, Conde de Romanones 12. 

I.C.E., Aribau 1. 

Nuestro Cinema, 7, Rue Basca, Paris, France. 



Biografernas Filmdepot, Kungsgatan 29 Stock- 
holm. Tel. 199, 54. 

Columbiafilm, Birgerjarsgatan 12, Stockholm. 
Tel. 750, 36. 

Ek-Film, Kungsgatan 33, Stockholm. Tel. 
1130, 4615. 5725- 

Europa Film, Kungsgatan 10, Stockholm 5 o 6 tr. 
Tel. Norr. 31950. 

Fox Film, Kungsgatan 12-14, Stockholm. 
Tel. Norr. 32075. 

Fribergs Filmbyra, Malmskillnadsg 39, Stock- 
holm. Tel. 4680, 4586. 

Le Mat-Metro-Goldwyn, Kungsgatan 65, Stock- 
holm. Tel. Norr. 32105. 

Nationalism, Kungsgatan 15, Stockholm. Tel. 
8513, 8514- 

Ostar Rosenbergs Filmbyra, Kungsgatan, 27, 
Stockholm. Tel. 15295, 16195. 

Paramount, Hamngatan 22, Stockholm. Tel. 

Norr. 30340. 
Publikfilm, Drottninggatan 10, Stockholm. 

Tel. N. 1905 o. N. 1906. 
S.B.D., Kungsgatan 29, Stockholm. Tel. 

Norr. 577, 147, 78. 
Svea Film, Sveavagen 21, Stockholm. Tel. 191, 

47, 19148. 

Svensk Filmindustri, Kungsgatan 36. Tel. 

Tre Kronor, Mastersamuelsgatan 71, Stockholm. 

Tel. Norr. 18899. 
Universal Film, Kungsgatan 7, Stockholm. 

Tel. 2120, 2130. 
Warner Bros.-First National, Kungsgatan 30, 

Stockholm. Tel. Norr. 30740. 


Aga-Baltic, Kungsgatan 13. Tel. Namnanrop. 
Ernst Dittmer, St. Eriksgat 69. Tel. Vasa 

62019, Vasa 30246. 
Gooes Filmlaboratorium, Nybrogatan 25. Tel. 


Kinoton, Ostra Forstadsgatan 48, Malmo. 
Tel. 1957. 


Skand Kinematograffabr , Kungsgatan 

Tel. 3475, Norr. 1120. 
Axel Ohlander, Drottninggatan 50. Tel. 3082. 
Erik Johanssons El. Mek. verkstad, Kungsgatan 

84. Tel. Kh. 30824. 


Aga-Baltic, Kungsgatan 13. Tel. Namnanrop. 
Ernst Dittmer, St. Eriksgatan 69. Tel. Vasa 

62019, Vasa 30246. 
Kinoton, Ostra Forstadsgatan 48, Malmo. 

Tel. 1957- 

Klangfilm, Sveavagen 21-23. Tel. Namnanrop 

Pacent, Kungsgatan 39. Tel. 1409. 

Philips Radio Aktiebolaget, Avd. iX. Tel. 

Philips Lampor. 
Skand. Kinematograffabr, Kungsgatan 29. 

Tel. 3475. Norr. 1120. 
Svenska A-B Nordisk Tonefilm, Malmo. Tel. 


Axel Ohlander, Drottninggatan 50. Tel. 3082. 



Cinegram S.A., (formerly Film AAP S.A.), 

Rue de Lancy 29, Geneva. 
Egli, H., Germaniastrasse 5, Zurich. 
Eos-Film, Reichensteinerstrasse 14, Basle. 
Helvetia Film A.G., Berne. 
Lips, K. Neu-AIlschwil, Basle. 

Praesens Film A.-G.,Weinbergstrasse n, Zurich. 
Schmid Paul, Film-Propaganda, Neufeldstrasse,-7 

Schweizer Schul und Volkskino, Marktgasse 37, 

Turicia-Film A.-G., Stampfenbachstrasse 57 


Alpara Film A.-G., Augustinerg 52, Zurich. 
Alpen Film, Streulistr. 66, Zurich. 
Artistic Films S.-A., Rue du Stand 50, Geneva. 
Bourquin Films, Rue du Mont Blanc 19, Geneva 
Burkhardt Films, Grabenhof 4-6, Lucerne. 
Cinemas Populaires Romands, 10, Ave. de la 

Gare des Eaux-Vives, Geneva. 

G. Alioth, G.P.O. Box, Lausanne. 
Cinevox S.-A., Haus Capitol, Berne. 
Consortium Films, Bd. du Pont d'Arve, Geneva. 
Coram Film A.-G., Limmatquai 34, Zurich. 

Distributeur de Films S.A., Rue de la Con- 
federation 10, Geneva. 
Elite Films, S.A., Rue du Commerce 9, Geneva. 
Emelka, Ldwenstrasse 55-57, Zurich. 
Etna Film, Moosstrasse 4, Lucerne. 

Films Jacques Haik, Rue de Hollande 14, 

First National Film, Rue du Rh6ne 4, Geneva. 
Fox Films, Rue de la Croix d'Or 12, Geneva. 

Ids Film, Via Canova, Lugano. 


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Interna Tonfilm Vertr. A.-G., Stauflacherstrasse 

41, Zurich. 
Impex Film A.G., L6wenstrasse 1, Zurich. 
Leo Film, Stampfenbachstrasse 69, Zurich. 
Monopol Film, Todistrasse 61, Zurich. 
Monopol-Paihe Films, S.-A., rue de la Rotisserie 

4, Geneva. 
M.G.M., S.-A., Badenerstrasse, Zurich. 
Majestic Films S.A., Rue de la Cloche 8, Geneva, 
Negoce Films, Geneva-Cointrin. 
Nordisk Film Co., A.-G., Bahnhofquai 7, Zurich. 
Office Cinematographique, Galerie St. Francois, 


Olympia Film, St. Albananlage 15, Basle. 
OSSO Films, Soc. d' Exploit, Passage des Lions, 

Pandora Films S.-A., Rue Levrier 15, Geneva. 

P.D.C. Films, Passage des Lions 6, Geneva. 

Peka Film, P. Karg (Pictures for Home Movies), 
Theaterplatz 9, Berae. 

Praesens-Film A.-G.,\Veinbergstrasse n, Zurich. 

Rex Film A.-G., Lowenstrasse 1, Zurich. 

Rialto Film, 39, Berne. 

Rosenthal Rob., Eos Film, Ufa, Paramount 
Reichensteinerstrasse 14, Basle. 

Schweizer Schul & Volkskino, Marktgasse 37, 
Berne ; Schipfe 57, Zurich. 

Syndikat Film, Haus Capitol, Berne. 

Tiffany S.A., Paris, Haus Capitol, Beme. 

Unartisco (United Artists) Rue de la Confedera- 
tion 3, Geneva. 

Warner Bros. First National, Rue du Rhone 4, 


A.E.G., Stampfenbachstrasse 14, Zurich. 
Bachtold Alb., Zurich /ZoUikon. 
Baumann & Koelliker & Co. A.-G., Sihlstrasse 
37, Zurich. 

Filmo A.-G. f. Central-Europa (Bell & Howell Co.) 

Talakerstr. 45, Zurich. 
Ganz & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 40, Zurich. 
Gimmi & Co., Sommerau, Zurich. 
Hipleh, G. Jr., Av. Kursaal 10, Montreux. 

Hohl R. & Sohn, Monbijoustr. 123, Berne. 
Isenrich E. Luterbachstr. 366, Lucerne 
Karg P. Peka Film, Theaterplatz 9, Berne. 
Klangfilm (A.E.G.) Stampfenbachstrasse 14, 

Turicia Film A.-G. Stampfenbachstrasse 57, 

Western Electric, Steinenvorstadt 36, Basle. 


Cineca, Verlag W. Preiss, Stiissistrasse 66, 

Der neue Film, Olten. 

L' Effort Cinematographique Suisse, Jumelles 3, 

Montreux-Vevey Revue, editee par le Cinema 
Suisse, Montreux. 

Schweizer Cinema-Cinema Suisse, organe official 
de l'Association Cinematographique Suisse, 

Vade-Mecum, agenda de poche, edite par le 
Cinema Suisse, Montreux. 


Association Cinematographique Suisse, Theater- 

strasse 3, Zurich. 
Association des Loueurs de Films en Suisse, 

Ensingerstr. 22, Zurich. 
Association des Representants en Films, Rue St. 

Lfger 5, Geneva. 

Bourse (each Monday) Cafe Dupont, Waisen- 

hausgasse, Zurich. 
Zurcher Lichtspieltheaterbesitzer-Verband, Mil- 

itarstr. 22, Zurich. 


FILM PRODUCER : Kemal-Film, Beyoglu Banka Han, Istanbul. 
Halil Kiamil Film, Taxim, Sine Majik, Istanbul. 


Cemal Ahmet & Cie (United Art. and Intern. 

Pictures), Beyoglu, Sine Opera, Istanbul. 
Cine " Opera," Grand rue, Pera, Istanbul. 
" Disque-Film," Adalet Han, Galata, Istanbul. 
Fox-Film Corp., Cadessi 403, Stambul- 


A. de Hubtch, Tunnel Han, Galata, Istanbul. 
Ipekdji Freres, Grand rue, Cine Melek, Pera, 

" Kemal-Film," Sirkedji Palace, Istanbul. 
Halil Kiamil Film, Taxim, Sine Majik, Istanbul. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Missir Han, Stambul- 


T. Spyrides Anadolu Appartimani (Societe 
Gaumont), Kurkcilbasi Han, Galata, Istanbul. 
" Taranto " (Nesto) Film, Taxim, Cine " Magic" 



Ipekdji Freres, Bon March ■ de Salonique, Jack Rottenberg, Dilsiz Zade Han, Istanbul. 

Grand rue, Cine Melek, Pera, Istanbul. S. Weinberg (Cine-Apparate), Grand rue 162, 
Magasin " Lumiere," Ttlnel Meydun 519, Pera, Istanbul. 

Beyoglu, Istanbul. 


"Cine Turc," Boite Postale 163, IsUnbul. "Hollywood," Istanbul. 

" L'Artiste," Istanbul. 

Overseas Trade Directory. 


Turk Sinema va Fllmciler Birligi, Taxim, Sine Majik, Istanbul. 

Union of South Africa. 

African Film Productions, Ltd., Box 2787, 

African Consolidated Films, Ltd., Box 4552, 

African Consolidated Films, Ltd., Box 701, Cape 

United States of America. 


Amkino Corporation, 723, Seventh Avenue. 

Artclass Pictures Corp., 729, Seventh Avenue. 

Big Four Film Corporation, 1501, Broadway. 

Bray Pictures Corporation, 729, Seventh Avenue. 

British International Pictures (America) Film 
Center, 630, Ninth Avenue. 

Castle Films, Film Center, 630, Ninth Avenue. 

Chesterfield Motion Picture Corporation, 1540, 

Columbia Pictures, 729, Seventh Avenue. 

Educational Film Exchanges, Inc., 1501, Broad- 

Excellent Pictures Corporation, 729, Seventh 

Far East Film Corporation, 622 Ninth Avenue. 
Film Exchange, Inc., 729, Seventh Avenue. 
First Division Pictures, Inc., 630, Ninth Avenue. 
First National Pictures, Inc., 321, West 44th 

Fittpatrick Pictures, Inc., 729, Seventh Avenue. 
Fox Film Corporation, 444, West 56th Street. 
Inspiration Pictures, Inc., 729, Seventh Avenue. 
Kinograms, Inc., 120, West 41st Street. 
Arthur Lee, 226, West 42nd Street. 

Nat Levint, 1650, Broadway. 

Loew's Incorporated, 1540. Broadway. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation, 

1540 Broadway. 

Mascot Pictures Corporation, 1630 Broadway. 

Paramount Publix Corporation, 1501, Broadway. 

Pathe Exchange, Inc., 33, West 43th Street. ' 

Powers Pictures, Inc., 72, 37th Avenue. 

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., 1560 Broadwav. 

Sono Art-Worldwide Pictures, Inc., 1301, Broad- 

Joseph M. Schenck Productions, Inc., 1540, 

Talking Picture Epics, Incorporated, 11, West 

42nd Street. 
Tiffany Productions, 729, Seventh Avenue. 
Ufa Films, Inc., 130, West 46th Street. 
United Artists Corporation, 729, Seventh Avenue. 
Universal Pictures Corporation, 730, Fifth 


W arner Brothers Pictures, Inc., 321, West 44th 

Weiss Brothers, 729, Seventh Avenue. 


Charles Chaplin Studio, 1416 North La Brea 

Christie Film Co., Inc., 6625, Romaine Street. 
Color-Art, Ltd., 5251, Clinton Street. 
Columbia Studio, 1438, Gower Street. 
Darmour Studio, 5823, Santa Monica Boulevard. 
Walt. Disney Productions, Ltd., 2719, Hyperion 

Educational Studios Inc., 7250, Santa Monica 

Fox Film Corpn., Studio, 1401, North Western 

Samuel Goldwyn Prods., 1041, N. Formosa 

Harman-ising Productions, 5653, Hollywood 

Hollywood Studios, 1845, Glendale Boulevard. 
International Recording Engineers, 4376, Sunset 

Ralph M. Like, Ltd., 4376, Sunset Drive. 
Monogram Studios, 6048, Sunset Boulevard. 
Paramount Publix Corp., 5541, Melrose Avenue. 
Radiotone Recording Co., 1843, Glendale 

R.K.O.-Radio Pictures Studio, 780, North 
Gower Street. 

William N. Selig Studio, 3800 Missim Road. 

Mack Sennett Studios, 4202, N. Radford Avenue. 

Tec Art Studios Inc., 3360, Melrose Avenue. 

United Artists Studio, 1041, N. Formosa Avenue. 

Warner Bros. & First National Studio, Holly- 


Allied Exhibitor, 525, Union Trust Building, 

Washington, D.C. 
Daily Screen World, 6715, Hollywood Boul., 

Hollywood, Calif. 
Film Daily, 1650, Broadway, New York City. 
Film Mercury, 7556, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, 


Harrison's Reports, 1440, Broadwav, New York 

International Photographer, 1603, N. Cahuenga 
Avenue, Hollywood. 

Motion Picture Daily, 1790, Broadway, New 
York City. 

Motion Picture Herald, 1790, Broadway, New 

National Exhibitor, 219, North Broad Street, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
Pacific Coast Independent Exhibitor-Bulletin, 

662, Golden Gate Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. 
Variety, 154, West 46th Street, New York City. 
Wid'S, 420, Lexington Avenue, New York. 
Zit's Theatrical Newspaper, 733, Seventh 
Avenue, New York City. 


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Trade Shown Films of 1932 

British films and films made in British Colonies denoted by an asterisk (*). 
Trade show date in brackets. The Kine. date given is that of the issue 
in which the review appeared. The length and release are as supplied by the 
renters. List covers all films reviewed in Kine. up to November 24tk, 1932. 

•Above Rubies. (Jan. 21.) Zoe Palmer and Robin Irvine. 3,912 ft. 
TJ. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. United Artists. 

•Account Rendered. (Mar. 31) Cecil Ramage. 3,257 ft. A. " Kine " 
April 7, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. P.D.C. 

•Across the World. (Jan. — .) 6,770 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 

14, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

•After Dark. (Oct. 21.) Horace Hodges, Hugh Williams, and Gretha 
Hansen. 4,104ft. U. "Kine." Oct. 27, 1932." Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. Fox. 

•After Office Hours. (June 30.) Frank La wton, Heather Angel. 7,100 ft. 
U. " Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. Wardour. 

After To-Morrow. (Mar. 22). Charles Farrell, Marion Nixon. 7,300 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Fox. 

Afraid to Talk. (Nov. 22.) Eric Linden and Sidney Fox. A. "Kine." 
Nov. 23, 1932. Rel. April 24, 1933. Universal. 

Age for Love, The. (Dec. 15.) Billy Dove, Charles Starrett. 7,472 ft. 
A. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 30, 1933. United Artists. 

Air Eagles (Mar. 11.) Lloyd Hughes, Norman Kerry, Shirley Grey. 
6,278 ft. U. " Kine " Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. Gaumont. 

Air Mail Mystery, The. (April 21.) James Flavin, Lucille Brown. 
12 Eps. U. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Universal. 

Alias Mary Smith. (Aug. 19.) Blanche Mehaffey, Tohn Darrow. A. 
5,550 ft. "Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 1932." British Lion. 

Alias the Bad Man. (Dec. 1.) Ken Maynard, Virginia Brown Faire. 
5,933 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1932. Rel. April 4, 1932. Gaumont. 

Alias the Doctor. (May 5.) Richard Barthelmess, Lucille la Verne, 
Marion Marsh. 6,280 ft. A. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. 
First National. 

Almost Married. (June 15.) Violet Heming, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander 
Kirkland. 4,705 ft. A. " Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. 

Alone. (July 29.) E. Kuzmina, M. Barabanova. 7,000 ft. " Kine." 
Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Film Society. 

Amateur Daddy. (April 27.) Warner Baxter, Marion Nixon. 6,409 ft. 
A. " Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. Fox. 

Ambassador Bill. (June 3.) Will Rogers, Marguerite Churchill and 
Tad Alexander. 6,346 ft. U. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 1932. 

American Madness. (Sept. 14.) Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay 
Johnson. 7,007 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Mar. 23, 1933. 
United Artists. 

Are You Listening ? (April 8.) William Haines and Madge Evans. 
6,427 ft. A. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. M.-G.-M. 

•Aren't We All ? (Mar. 18.) Gertrude Lawrence and Hugh Wakefield. 
7,139ft. TJ. "Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. Paramount. 

Arizona Terror. (Dec. 3.) Ken Maynard and Lina Basquette. 5,761 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. April 18, 1932. Gaumont. 

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Arm of the Law. (June 3.) Rex Bell and Lina Basquette. 5,716 ft. 
A. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. P.D.C. 

•Arms and the Man. (Sept. 20.) Barry Jones, Anne Grey. " Kine." 
Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. Wardour. 

Around the World in Eighty Minutes. (Jan. 15.) Douglas Fairbanks. 
6,957 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. May. 16, 1932. United 

Arrowsmith. (Mar. 23.) Ronald Colman. 9,262 ft. A. " Kine." 
Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. United Artists. 

Arsene Lupin. (Mar. 2.) John and Lionel Barrymore. Karen 
Morley. 7,486 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. 

As you Desire Me. (July 13.) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas and Erich 
von Stroheim. 6,209 ft. A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 
1932. M.-G.-M. 

Astero. (Oct. 14.) 5,500 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. date 
not fixed. British Continental. 

At the Circus. (April 19.). — 3,600 ft. U. "Kine." April 21, 1932. 
Rel. Aug. 1932. H. & S. 

Attorney for the Defence. (June 23.) Edmund Lowe. Evelyn Brent. 
6,577 ft. A. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Jan. 16, 1933. United Artists. 

Bachelor's Affairs. (July 12.) Adolphe Menjou. 5,900 ft. A. " Kine" 
July 14, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. Fox. 

♦Bachelor's Baby. (May 27.) William Freshman and Ann Casson. 
5,158 ft. U. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Pathe. 

Back Street. (Sept. 20). John Boles and Irene Dunne. 7,707 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13. 1932. Universal. 

Back to Nature. (Aug. 5.) — 4,335 ft. U. "Kine." Aug. 11, 
1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 1932. Wardour. 

•Bad Companions. (April 15.) Nor Kiddie and Renee Gadd. 3,917 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. July, 1932. Pathe. 

Barbarina. (Nov. 21.) Lil Dagover. 7,300 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 24, 
1932. Rel. date not fixed. Beacon. 

Baroud. (Sept. 28.) Rex Ingram, Rosita Garcia and Pierre Batcheff. 
7,265 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. Ideal. 

♦Barton Mystery, The. (Nov. 22.) Lyn Harding, Ion Swinley and 
Wendy Barrie. 6,974 ft. " Kine." Nov. 24* 1932. Rel. May 8, 1933. 

Battle of Life, The. (Mar. 17.) — 4,200 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. International. 

•Be a Sport. (Dec. 11.) 3,013ft. U. "Kine." Dec. 17, 

1931. Rel. Mar. 28, 1932. Butcher. 

Beast of the City, The. (Mar. 4.) Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, and 
Jean Herscholt. A. "Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. 

Beau Chumps. (Dec. 2.) Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. 3,575 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. May 23, 1932. M-G-M. 

Beauty and the Boss. (Apl. 15.) Marian Marsh and Warren Williams. 
A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Warner. 

Beauty Parlour. (Sept. 13.) Barbara Kent, Joyce Compton. 6,501 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. Butcher. 

•Beggar Student, The. (Dec. 16.) Shirlev Dale, Lance Fairfax, Jerry 
Verno. 5,900ft. U. "Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. May 30, 1932. 
British Lion. 

Behind Stone Walls. (May 3.) Eddie Nugent, Priscilla Dean and Robert 
Elliott. 5,222 ft. A. " Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. 

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The Films of 1932. 


Behind the Mask. (Mar. 15.) Jack Holt, Constance Cummings and 
Boris Karloff. 6,277 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. 
United Artists. 

Beloved Bachelor, The. (Dec. 8.) Paul Lukas and Dorothy Jordan. 
6,634 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. June 9, 1932. Paramount. 

♦Betrayal. (April 28.) Stewart Rome and Marjorie Hume. 5,966 ft. 
A. " Kine" May 5, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Universal. 

Beyond the Rockies. (Aug. 25.) Tom Keene and Rochelle Hudson. 
4,835 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. Radio. 

Big Attraction, The. (Dec. — .) Richard Tauber. 11,200 ft. U. 
*' Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Subsequently reduced to 1,570 ft. 

Big City Bines. (Sept. 28.) Joan Blondell, Eric Linden and Walter 
Catlett. 5,543 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Warner 

Big Stampede. (Sept. 29.) John Wayne and Mae Madison. 4.P90 ft. 
U. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. March 20, 1933. Warner. 

Big Timer, The. (Mar. 31.) Ben Lyon. 6,594 ft. A. "Kine." 
April 7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. United Artists. 

Bird of Paradise. (Oct. 13.1 Dolores del Rio and j oel McCrea. 7,329 ft. 
A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. Radio. 

Black Diamonds. (June 27.) 4,816ft. U. "Kine." June 

30, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21. 1932. Wardour. 

Blessed Event. (Oct. 4.1 Lee Tracy and Mary Brian. 7,290 ft. A. 
" Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. April 3, 1933. Warner. 

*Blind Spot. (Sept. 29.) Percy Marmont, Muriel Angelus and Warwick 
Ward. 3,796 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. Warner. 

♦Blockade. (Nov. 10.) 6,351 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. 

Rel. not fixed. New Era. 

Blonde Captive, The. (Oct. 11.) 6,800 ft. U. "Kine." 

Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. April 3, 1933. U.A. Columbia. 

Blonde Venus. (Oct. 28.) Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall and 
Dickie Moore. 8,200ft. A. "Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. 

Blondie of the Follies. (Sept. 22.) Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery 
and Billie Dove. 7,984 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. 

Blood Brother, The. (Mav 18.) BUI Cody, Andy Shuford. 4,781 ft. 
U. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. P.D.C. 

*Blue Danube, The. (Jan. 11.) Dorothy Bourchier, Joseph Schildkraut 
and Alfred Rodes Band. 6,400 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. 
April 25, 1932. W. & F. 

Blue Light, The. (Oct. 28.) Leni Reifenstahl. 7,558 ft. U. "Kine." 
Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Universal. 

Boiling Point. (Aug. 28.) Hoot Gibson, Helen Foster. 5,686 ft. U. 
" Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Jan 30, 1933. Universal. 

Branded Men. (July 26.) Ken Maynard. 5,451 ft. U. " Kine." 
July 28, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. Universal. 

Bring 'Em Back Alive. (Aug. 26.) Frank Buck. 8,000 ft. U. " Kine." 
Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 1932. Radio. 

Broadway to Cheyenne. (Sept. 9.) Rex Bell, Marceline Day. 5,234 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. P.D.C. 

Broken Wing, The. (May 17.) Lupe Velez and Leo Carillo. 6,761 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Nov. 17, 1932. Paramount. 

•Brother Alfred. (April 12.) Gene Gerrard and Molly Lamont, Elsie 
Randolph. 6,900ft.. U. "Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. 

Burnt Offering. (Aug. 25.) Elissa Landi and Paul Lukas. 6,817 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. Fox. 

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Business and Pleasure. (Feb. 24.) Will Rogers, Jetta Goudal and 
Dorothy Peterson. 7,070 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. June 20, 
1932 Fox. 

♦Busts and Bustles. (Mar. 8.) 3,012 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 10, 

1932. Rel. not fixed. M.-G.-M. 

But the Flesh is Weak. (April 29.) Robert Montgomery, Heather 
Thatcher and Nora Gregor. 6,950 ft. A. " Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. 
Oct. 3, 1932. M-G-M. 

By Whose Hand. (Sept. 7.) Ben Lyon, Barbara Weeks. 5,944 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. United Artists. 

Cabin in the Cotton. (Sept. 27.) Richard Barthelmess, Berton Churchill 
and Dorothy Jordan. 7,108 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Eel. Feb. 13, 

1933. First National. 

*Call Box Mystery, The. (Mar. 29). Harold French and Wendy Barrie. 
6,574 ft. A. "Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. United 

Cannonbali Express, The. (May 11). Rex Lease and Tom Moore. 
5,545 ft. A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Gaumont. 

Captain of the Copenick, The. (July 18.) Max Adalbert. S,500ft. 
V. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. International Pro- 

Cardigan's Last Case. (Aug. 24.) John Banymore and Helen Twelve- 
trees. 6,529 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Radio. 

Careless Lady, The. (April 13.) Joan Bennett and John Boles. A. 
" Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Fox. 

Carmen. (June 24.) Charlie Chaplin. 4,250 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Carnival Boat. (April 19.) Bill Boyd, Ginger Eogers and Hobart 
Bosworth. 5,782ft. XI. "Kine." April 21, 1932. Eel. Aug. 29, 1932. 

•Castle Sinister. (Mar. 30.) Haddon Mason. 4,410 ft. A. " Kine." 
April 7, 1932. Eel. not fixed. Filmophone. 

Cavalier of the West. (Dec. 21.) Harry Carey, Kane Eichmond and 
Carmen La Eoux. 6,040ft. TJ. "Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Eel. June 13, 
1932. Pathe. 

Champ, The. (Nov. 24, 1931). Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. 
7,700ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Eel. April 11, 1932. M-G-M. 

Chandu the Magician. (Oct. 10.) Edmund Lowe. 6,418 ft. U. 
" Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Eel. Jan. 9. 1933. Fox. 

Charlie Chan's Chance. (Feb. 2.) Warner Oland. 6,513 ft. U. 
" Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Eel. June 6, 1932. Fox. 

Cheat, The. (Jan. 13.) Tallulah Bankhead and Irving Pichel. 5,917 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 21. 1932. Eel. Aug. 1, 1932. Paramount. 

Cheaters at Play. (Mar. 4.) Thomas Meighan and Charlotte Greenwood. 
5,332 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Eel. July 11, 1932. Fox. 

Chinatown After Dark. (April 12.) Barbara Kent, Kex Lease and 
Carmel Myers. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Eel. not fixed. Equity. 

•Chinese Puzzle, The. (Mar. 21.) Lillian Braithwaite and Elizabeth 
Allen. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Eel. Aug. 8, 1932. W. & F. 

•Civilisation of Africa, The. (Feb. 17.) — . Six one-reel eps. U 
" Kine." Feb. 25, 1932. Eel. not fixed. Wardour. 

Cock of the Air. (Miv 24.) Chester Morris and Billie Dove. 6,416 fi 
A. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Eel. Nov. 21, 1932. United Artists. 

Cock-eyed Animal World, The. (Oct. 21.) 3,220 ft. A. "Kim 
Oct. 27, 1932. Eel. not fixed. Wardour. 

•C.O.D. (Mar. 17.) Garry Marsh and Hope Davey. 5,967 ft. A 
" Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Eel. Aug. 22, 1932. United Artists. 

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Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood. (April 8.) George Sidney and Charlie 
Murray. 7,083 ft. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. 

"Collision. (Jan. 25.) Henrietta Watson and Gerry Rawlinson. 8,000 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. United Artists. 

♦Come into My Parlour. (Mar. 29.) Renee Houston and Pat Aherne. 
7,214 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. not fixed. M-G-M. 

Come On Danger. (Nov. 22.) Tom Keene. 4,897ft. TJ. "Kine." 
Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. Radio. 

♦Condemned to Death. (Jan. 31.) Arthur Wontner, Jane Welsh and 
Cyril Raymond. 6,772 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. May 30, 1932. 
W. & F. 

Congorilla. (July 15.) Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson. 7,659 ft. U. 
" Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Fox. 

Congress Dances. (Nov. 30, 1931.) Lillian Harvey. Conrad Veidt and 
Henry Garat. 8,500 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. April 11, 1932. 


Convicted. (Dec. 22). Aileen Pringle and Jameson Thomas. 5,259 
ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. Mar. 28, 1932. Pathe. 

Cornered. (Sept. 21.) Tim McCoy and Shirley Grey. 5,619 ft. U. 
"Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Corsair. (Sept. 29.) Chester Morris, Alison Lloyd. 6,774 ft. A. 
" Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. June 20, 1932. United Artists. 

Cossacks of the Don. (June 15.) Cessarskaja. 7,000 ft. A. " Kine." 
june 23, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Wurzel. 

County Fair, The. (April 27.) Hobart Bosworth. 5,859 ft. TJ. "Kine." 
April 28, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. P.D.C. 

Crash. The. (Nov; 1.) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent and Paul Cavanagh. 
6,204 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. Mar. 13, 1933. First National. 

•Crooked Lady, The. (Mar. 16.) George Graves, Isobel Elsom. 6,956 ft. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. not fixed. M-G-M. 

Crooner, The. (Sept. 1.) David Manners and Ann Dvorak. 6,137 ft. TJ 
" Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. First National. 

Crowd Roars, The. (April 13.) James Cagney and Joan Blondell. 7,633 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. Warner. 

•Dance, Pretty Lady. (Dec. 10.) Ann Casson and Carl Harbord. 5,786 ft 
A. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931 .Rel. June 27, 1932. Wardour. 

Dancers in the Dark. (May 24.) Mirian Hopkins, Jack Oakie and William 
Collier, Jun. 6,355 ft. A. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. 

Dance Team. (Jan. 27.) James Dunn and Sallv Eilers. 7,670 ft. A. 
" Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Rel. May 16, 1932. Fox. 

Dangerous Ground. (July 5.) Antony Bushell and Jameson Thomas. 
5,336 ft. A. " Kine." July 7, 1932.) Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. Butcher. 

Dangers o! the Arctic. (Aug. 16.) — . U. "Kine." Aug. 18, 1932. 
Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. Pathe. 

Daring Danger. (June 22.) Tim McCoy and Alberta Vaughan. 5,250 ft. 
TJ. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Dark Horse. (June 30.) Warren Williams, Bette Davis and Guv 
Kibbee. 6,813 ft. A. "Kine." July 7. 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. 
First National. 

David Golder. (Oct. 31.) Harry Bauer. 8,000 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 
3, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Film Society. 

Deadline, The. (Dec. 8.) Buck Jones. 5,960 ft. TJ. " Kine." Dec. 10. 
1931. Rel. July 4, 1932. United Artists. 

Death Ray, The. (May 27.) Josephine Dunn and Jack Mulhall. 5,284 ft. 
A. " Kine." June 2, 1932, Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. Pathk. 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 

The Films of 1932. 


Deceit. (Sept. 14.) H. B. Warner, Lila Lee and Joyce Compton. 7,325 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 22,' 1932. Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. Giumont. 

Deceiver, The. (Dec. 18.) Lloyd Hughes, Dorothy Sebastian and Lou 
Keith. 6,152 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. July 4, 1932. United 

•Deeds Men do, The. (Aug. 10.) — . 6,200 ft. U. " Kine." Aug. 18, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. Betta. 

Defiance. (Aug. 5.) Tom Mix. 5,494 ft. U. "Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. 
Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. Universal. 

Delicious. (Jan. 13.) Janet Gavnor and Charles Farrell. 9,211ft. U. 
" Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1,' 1932. Fox. 

Denny of the Railroad. (July 15.) Blanche Mehaffey and Jay Wilsey. 
5,000 ft. U. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. P.D.C. 

Destry Rides Again. (April 25.) Tom Mix and Claudia Dell. 5,279 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. Universal. 

Determination. (Mar. 4.) Pat O'Brien and Mae Clarke. 6,053 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. United Artists. 

Devil and the Deep. (Aug. 29.) Tallulah Bankhead and Gary Cooper, 
Charles Laugh ton. 6,702 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. 

Devil on Deck. (Mar. 9.) Reed Howes and Molly O'Day. 5,215 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. Gaumont. 

Devil's Brother. (May 24.) Tino Pattiera and Brigitte Horney. 5,365 ft. 
A. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Universal. 

Devil's Lottery. (Mar. 31 .) Elissa Land) and Victor McLaglen. 6,760 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. Fox. 

•Diamond Cut Diamond. (Aug. 17.) Adolphe Menjou, Claude Allister 
and Benita Hume. 5,385 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 
1932. M-G-M. 

Diary of a Revolutionist. (Sept. 5.) G. V. Mousalevsky. 7,700 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Eric Hakim. 

Discarded Lovers. (July 5.) Natalie Moorhead. 5,183 ft. A. 
" Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Pathe. 

Disorderly Conduct. (Mar. 30.) Spencer Tracy, Sally Eilers. A. 
" Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. Fox. 

Divine Love. (June 22.) Alexander Carr and Betty Jane Graham. 
5,448 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. United 

Divorce in the Family. (Sept. 23.) Jackie Cooper, Lewis Stone and 
Lois Wilson. 7,264 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. M-G-M. 

Doctor's Sacrifice, The. (Oct. 18.) Lyle Talbot and Thelma Todd. 
A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. P.D.C. 

Doctor X. (Sept. 8.) Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy, Fay Wray. 6,844 ft. 
A. '* Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. First National. 

Dolores the Beautiful. (Oct. 14.) Wallace Macdonald and Virginia 
Brown Faire. 5,500 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Doomed Battalion, The. (June 9.) Luis Trenke, Lala BirreU and Victor 
Varconi. 7,722 ft. U. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. Oc*. 10, 1932. 

•Double Dealing. (April 27.) Frank Pettingell, Richard Cooper and 
Sydney Fairbrother. 4,373 ft. A. I" Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. 

pt. Dove, The. (Feb. 5.) Dolores del Rio and Leo Carillo. 5,918 ft. A. 
" Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. June 27, 1932. Radio. 

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•Down Our Street. (June 21.) Nancy Price, Elizabeth Allen and Hugh 
Williams. 7,839 ft. A. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. 

Downstairs. (Sept. 5.) John Gilbert, Paul Lukas and Virginia Bruce. 
6,650 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. M-G-M. 

Down to Earth. (Sept. 16.) Will Rogers and Irene Rich. 7,297 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. Fox. 

Dream Mother. (June 7.) Sarah Padder and John Darrow. 6,405 ft. 
A. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Butcher. 

Drifter, The. (Aug. 20.) William Farnum, Noah Beery and Phyllis 
Barrington. 6,000 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. not fixed. A.P.D. 

Drifting Souls. (Oct. 28.) Lois Wilson, Theodore Von Eltz and Ray- 
mond Hatton. 5,941 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. not fixed. 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (Feb. 11.) Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins 
and Rose Hobart. 7,269 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 
1932. Paramount. 

*Ebb Tide. (Feb. 16.) George Barraud, Dorothy Bourchier and Joan 
Barry. 6,700 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. Para- 

Embassy Girl. (Oct. 21.) Sally Eilers and Ben Lyon. 5,875 ft. A. 
" Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. Fox. 

Emma. (Jan. 19.) Marie Dressier, Jean Hersholt and Richard Crom- 
well. 6,362 ft. A. " Kine " Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. M-G-M. 

End of the Rainbow. (Dec. 17.) Richard Tauber. 7,200 ft. U. 
•* Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. May 16, 1932. British Lion. 

Enemies of the Public. (June 24.) James Cagney. 7,300 ft. A. 
" Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. Warner. 

♦England Awake. (June 24.) 3,208 ft. U. " Kine." May 19, 1932. 
Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. Wardour. 

Expert, The. (Mar. 8.) Chic Sale, Dickie Moore. 6,193 ft. U. "Kine." 
Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Warner. 

*Face at the Window, The. (Oct. 18.) Raymond Masseyand Isla Bevan. 
4,700 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. Radio. 

•Faithful Heart. (May 2.) Herbert Marshall, Edna Best. 7,504 ft. 
A. " Kine." Miy 5, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Ideal. 

False Idol, The. (Jan. 12.) Kay Fiancis, William Boyd and Conway 
Tearle. 5,800 ft. A. *' Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. July 21, 1932. Para- 

Famous Ferguson Case, The. (April 19.) Joan Blondell and Walter 
Miller. 6,500 ft. A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. First 


Fast Companions. (June 23.) Tom Browne, Maureen O'Sullivan and 
Mickey Rooney. 6,354 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 

1932. ' Universal. 

Fighting Fool, The. (Mar. 22.) Tim McCoy. 5,285 ft. U. " Kine." 
Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Fighting Gentleman, The. (Nov. 22.) William Collier, Jnr., Josephine 
Dunn and Lee Moran. 6,160 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. March 13, 

1933. Butcher. 

File 113. (May 9.) Lew Cody, Clara Kimball Young and June Clyde. 
5,709 ft. U. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. Gaumont. 

•Final Reckoning, The. (Mar. 15.) James Benton and Margaret Delane. 
5,820 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Fireman Save My Child. (Mar. 4.) Joe E. Brown and Evelyn Knapp. 
6,029 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. First National. 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 

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♦Fires of Pate. (Sept. 6.) Lester Matthews and Dorothv Bartlam. 
6,650 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. Wardour. 

•First Mrs. Fraser. (April 18.) Henry Ainley, Dorothy Dix and Joan 
Barry. 8,462 ft. A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. Ster- 

First Year. (Aug. 20.) Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. 7,292 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Fox. 

Five Star Final. (Nov. 28, 1931.) Edward G. Robinson, Frances Starr 
and Marion Marsh. 8,140 ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. May 2, 

1932. First National. 

•Flag Lieutenant, The. (Oct. 17.) Henry Edwards and Anna Neagle. 
7,748 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. W. and F. 

Flames. (July 15.) Johnny Mack Brown and Noel Francis. 5,879 ft. 
A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. P.D.C. 

*Flat No. 9. (May 12.) James Baxter, Reginald Gardner and Marjorie 
Brooks. A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. Fox. 

•Flying Squad, The. (July 14.) Carol Goodner, Harold Huth and Harry 
Wilcoxon. 7,109 ft. A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. 
British Lion. 

Fool's Advice, A. (Oct. 21.) Frank Fay. 5,200 ft. U. " Kine." 
Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Sterling. 

Forbidden. (Feb. 16.) Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph 
Bellamy. 7,708 ft. A. '* Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. 
United Artists. 

Forgotten Commandments. 'Aug. S.'i Sari Maritza, Gene Raymond 
and Irving Pichel. 5,689 ft. A.' "Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Jan. 26, 

1933. Paramount. 

Forgotten Women. (Mar. 8.) Marion Shilling, Rex Bell and Beryl 
Mercer. 5,871 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. June 6, 1932. Gau- 


Fourth Horseman, The. (Oct. 21.) Tom Mix. 5,200 ft. U. "Kine." 
Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Mar. 13, 1933. Universal. 

*Frail Women. (Jan. 15.) Marv Newcombe and Owen Nares. 6,509 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. Radio. 

Frankenstein. (Jan. 20.) Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke. 
6,008 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. Universal. 

♦Frightened Lady, The. (Mar. 22.) Norman McKinnell, Emlyn Williams 
and Gordon Harker. 7,848 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Aug 15, 
1932. Ideal. 

Galloping Ghost, The. (April. — ). Red Grange. 12Eps. U. "Kine" 
May 5, 1932. Rel. July, 1932. Ideal. 

Galloping Through. (April 14.) Tom Tyler and Betty Mack. 5,220 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Wardour. 

•Game of Chance. (Feb. 26.) John F. Argyle and Margaret Delane. 
5,970 .'t. TJ. " Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Gay Buckaroo, The. (Dec. 2.) Hoot Gibson and Myrna Kennedy. 
6,315ft. U. "Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. Mar. 7, 1932. Universal. 

Gay Caballero, The. (Mar. 16.) George O'Brien and Victor McLaglen. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 19, 1932. Fox. 

Gentleman for a Day. (Jan. 28.) Douglas Fairbanks, Junr. and Joan 
Blondell. 6,307 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. 
First National. 

•Gentleman Of Paris, A. (Dec. 4.) Arthur Wontner, Y.mda (.reville 
and Phyllis Konstam, 6,997 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1932. Rel. May 9. 
1932. Gaumont. 

Get that Girl. (June 14.) Richard Talmadge and Shirley Grey, 5,400 
ft. U. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. not fixed Ideal. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 

The Films of 1932. 


Ghost City, The. (April 15.) Bill Cody, Andy Shuford and Helen 
Foster. 4,045 ft. U. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. 

Ghost Valley. (June 28.) Tom Keene. 4,830 ft. U. " Kinc." 
June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Radio. 

Girl Crazy. (April 26). Wheeler and Woolsey, Dorothy Lee and Mitzi 
Green. U. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. Radio. 

Girl in the Cab, The. (Oct. 25.) James Rennie, Ruth Wood and Olive 
Borden. 5,989 ft. A. "Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. P.D.C. 

God's Country and the Man. (Jan. 5) Tom Tyler. 5,900 ft. U. 
" Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

*Good Night Vienna. (Mar. 28.) Jack Buchanan and Anna Neagle. 
6,833 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. W. & F. 

Gorilla Ship, The. (Oct. 24.) Ralph Ince, Vera Reynolds and Reed 
Howes. 5,366 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. Butcher. 

Grand Hotel. (Sept. 21.) Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John and 
Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery. 10,086 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 29, 
1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. M-G-M. 

Greater Love, The. (Jan. 19.) Tom Tyler and Lillian Bond. 5,500 ft. 
U. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Greeks had a Word for Them, The. (May 31.) Ina Claire, Madge 
Evans and Joan Blondell. 7,032 ft. A. " Kine." June 2. 1932. Rel. 
Jan. 9, 1933. United Artists. 

*Green Spot Mystery, The. (Aug. 5.) Jack Lloyd. 6,121 ft. U. 
" Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. Universal. 

Guilty as Charged. (Nov. 1.) Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen. 
7,000 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. April 10, 1933. Paramount. 

Guilty Generation, The. (Dec. 17.) Leo Carillo and Constance Cum- 
mings. 7,474 ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 24, 1932. Rel. June 6, 1932. United Artists. 

Happy Ever After. (Nov. 8.) Lilian Harvey, Jack Hulbert, Cicely 
Courtneidge and Sonnie Hale. 7,897 ft. TJ. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. 
Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. W. & F. 

Happy Landing. (Jan. 13.) Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood and Pat 
O'Brien. 7,210 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. 

Hawk, The. (Sept. 7.) John Wayne, Ruth Hall. 5,078 ft. U. 
" Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1932. Warner. 

Heart of New York. (April 6.) Smith and Dale, George Sidney. 6,685 
ft. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Warner. 

Heart Punch, The. (Oct. 25.) Lloyd Hughes, Marion Shilling and 
Wheeler Oakman. 6,326 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27. 1932. Rel. not fixed. 
Brit. Lion. 

Heaven on Earth. (Nov. 27, 1931). Lew Ayres and Anita Louise. 
7,231 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Universal. 

Hell Divers. (Jan. 14.) Wallace Beery and Clark Gable. 9,732 ft. 
U. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. M-G-M. 

Hello Trouble. (Sept. 20.) Buck Jones, Lina Basquette 6,221 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. immediately United Artists. 

Hells Headquarters. (May 26.) Jack Mulhall and Barbara Weeks. 
5,315 ft. U. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Universal. 

Hell's Highway. (Oct. 19.) Richard Dix. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 
1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. Radio. 

Hell's House. (May 10.) Junior Durkin and Pat O'Brien, Bette Davis. 
6,574 ft. A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Gaumont. 

♦Help Yourself . (Mar. 21.) Benita Hume and Martin Walker. 6,637 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. Warner. 

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•Here's George. (Sept. 18.) Geoige Clarke, Pat Patterson and Ruth 
Taylor. 5,793 ft. U. *' Kine." Sept. 19, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. 

Her Highness Commands. (Dec. 18.) Lilian Harvey. 7,684 ft. U. 
" Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. not fixed. Reg. by Universal. 

Heritage of the Desert. (Nov. 11.) Randolph Scott, Sally Blane and 
J. Farrel Macdonald. 5,275 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. 
April 17, 1933. Paramount. 

Her Majesty Love. (Dec. 15.) Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon and W. C. 
Fields. A. "Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 16, 1932. First National. 

*Her Night Out. (Oct. 11.) Lester Matthews and Dorothy Bartlam. 
4,083 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Warner. 

•Heroes of the Mine. (Aug. 25.) Moore Marriott and Walter Patch. 
4,357 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. ' Butcher. 

Heroes of the West. (June 30.) Noah Beery, Junr., Diane Duval and 
Onslow Stevens. 12 Eps. U. " Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 
1932. Universal. 

Hidden Gold. (Nov. 9.; Tom Mix and Judith Barrie. 5,141 ft. U. 
" Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. May 1. 1933. Universal. 

Hidden Valley. (Oct. 26.) Bob Steele and Gertie Messenger. 5,074 ft. 
V. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1932. P.D.C. 

High Pressure. (Jan. 10.) William Powell and Evelyn Brent. 6,713 it. 
U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. June, 13, 1932. Warner. 

High Speed. (May 26.) Charles Jones and Loretta Sayers. 5,588 ft. 
U. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. United Artists. 

•High Society. (July 27.) Florence Desmond and William Austin. 
4,573 ft. U. " Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. First 

•His Lordship. (June 2.) Jerry Verno and Janet Megnew. 7,085 ft. 
U. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. United Artists. 

His Wife's Lover. (Dec. 4.) Ludwig Satz and Lucy Levine. 6,400 ft. 
A. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. not fixed. G. & L. 

•His Wife's Mother. (Oct. 3.) Gus McNaughton, Jerry Verno, and 
Molly Lamont. 6,298ft. " Kine." Oct. o, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. Wardour. 

His Woman. (Jan. 5.) Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert. 6,387 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Paramount. 

Hold 'Em Jail. (Oct. 18.) Wheeler and Woolsey. 5,962 ft. U. 
" Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. Radio. 

•Holiday Lovers. (Nov. 10.) George Vollaire and Marjorie Pickard. 
4,390 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. Fox. 

Hollywood Speaks. (Sept. 9.) Genevieve Tobin and Pat. O'Brien. 
5,490 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Feb. 10, 1932. United 

Honourable Mr. Wong, The. (April 7.) Edward G. Robinson and 
Loretta Young. 6,718 ft. A. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 
1932. First National. 

Horse Feathers. (Sept. 15.) Four Marx Bros. 6,367 ft. U. "Kmc. 
Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. Paramount. 

Hotel Continental. (April 5.) Peggy Shannon and Theodore von Eltz. 
6,034 ft. A. " Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. Gaumont. 

•Hotel Splendide (Mar. 23.) Jerry Verno. 4,801 ft. U. " Kine." 
Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Ideal. 

Hounds of Zaroff. (Oct. 20.) Leslie Banks, Joel McCrea and Fay Wray. 
5,580 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. Radio. 

House Divided, A. (Jan. 8.) Walter Huston and Kent Douglas. 
6,020 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14. 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. Universal. 

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The Films of 1932. 


•House Opposite, The. (Mar. 22.) Henry Kendall and Celia Glynn. 
6,055 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. Pathe. 

Husbands' Holiday. (Jan. 19.) Clive Brook, Vivienne Brook and 
Charles Ruggles. 5,640 ft. A. "Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 
1932. Paramount. 

Igloo. (Aug. 25.) Native Cast. 5,162 ft. U. "Kine." Sept. I, 
1932. Rel. Dec. 12. 1932. Universal. 

II Est Charmant (The Charm School). (May 6.) Henry Garat, Meg. 
Lemmonier. 8,718 ft. A. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. not fixed. 

•Illegal. (April 26.) Isobel Elsom and Margot Grahame. 7,000 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. First National. 

•Impassive Footman, The. (June 28.) Owen Nares and Betty Stock- 
feld. 6,233 ft. A. "Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Radio. 

Impatient Maiden. (Mar. 16.) Lew Ayres and Mae Clarke. 6,300 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. Universal. 

Impossible Lover. (Aug. 16.) Ramon Novarro and Madge Evans. 
8,911ft. U. "Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12. M-G-M. 

•In a Monastery Garden. (Mar. 11.) John Stuart, Hugh Williams and 
Joan Maude. A. "Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. A.P.D. 

♦Indiscretions of Eve, The. (May 11.) Staffi Duna, Fred Conyngham 
and Lester Matthews. 5,720 ft. A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Sept. 
12, 1932. Wardour. 

In Line of Duty. (Feb. 9.) Sue Carol, Noah Beery and James Murray. 
U. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. May 9, 1932. Gaumont. 

•Innocents of Chicago. (Mar. 31.) Bernard Nedell and Henry Kendal, 
Margot Grahame. A. " Kine." April 11, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. 

•Inquest. (Dec. 16.) Mary Glynne, Campbell Gullan and Sidney 
Morgan. 8,572 ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. June 6, 1932. 
First National. 

Invisible Power. (Nov. 2.) Lee Tracey, Constance Cummings and Alan 
Dinehart. 7,214 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. May 8, 1933. 
U.A. Columbia. 

•Insult. (July 26.) Elizabeth Allen, John Gielgud and Hugh Williams. 
7,100 ft. A. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Jan. 16, 1933. Paramount. 

Is My Face Red ? (Aug. 20.) Ricardo Cortez and Helen Twelvetrees. 
5,853 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. Radio. 

Is There Justice ? (Dec. 8.) Rex Lease and Blanche Mehaffey. 5,551ft. 
A. "Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. May 2, 1932. Gaumont. 

It's Tough to be Famous. (April 12.) Douglas Fairbanks, Junr., and 
Mary Brian. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. First 

•Jack's the Boy. (June 25.) Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge and 
Winifred Shotter. 8,004 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 
1932. W. & F. 

Jean de la Lune. (Sept. 14.) Michel Simon and Madeleine Renaud. 
7,708 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Eric 

Jewel Robbery (July 8.) William Powell and Kay Francis. 6,202 ft. 
A. " Kine." July 14, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. Warner. 

•Josser in the Army. (Oct. 11.) Ernie Lotinga. 7,000 ft. U. 
" Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. Wardour. 

•Josser Joins the Navy. (Mar. 18.) Ernie Lotinga and Jack Frost. 
6,215 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. Wardour. 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

* Josser on the River. (Aug. 19.) Ernie Lotinga, Wallace Lupino and 
Molly Lamont. 6,868 ft. A. *' Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 
1932. Wardotjr. 

Jungle Hell. (April 22.) Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson. 7,040 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Wardour. 

Jungle Mystery. (Oct. 4.) Tom Tyler and Noah Beery, Junr. 12 Eps. 
U. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. Universal. 

Justice for Sale. (July 13.) Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes and Anita 
Page. 7,803 ft. A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. M-G-M 

Kameradschaft. (Jan.—) — 7,365 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. 
Rel. date not fixed. A.P.D. 

*Kamet Conquered. (July 27.) — 5,000 ft. U. " Kine." Aug. 4, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. F. G. Smythe. i 

Kriss. (Mar. 22.). — 6,881 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. 
Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. Filmophone. 

Kongo. (Nov. 21.) Walter Huston, Lupe Velez and Virginia Bruce. 
7,170 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. M-G-M. 

Ladies' Man. (Nov. 26.) William Powell and Kay Francis. 5,438 ft. 
A. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. June 9, 1932. Paramount. 

Ladies of the Big House. (Jan. 28.) Sylvia Sydnev, Gene Raymond 
and Wynne Gibson. 5,800 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 
1932. Paramount. 

Ladies Of the Jury. (Feb. 2.) Edna May Oliver, Jill Esmond and 
Roscoe Ates. 5,740 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. 

Lady and Gent. (Sept. 6.) George Bancroft and Wynne Gibson. 
7,104 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. March 13, 1933. Paramount. 

Land of Wanted Men. (April 11.) Bill Cody and Andy Shuford. 
5,038 ft. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Wardour. 

*Last Coupon, The. (July 21.) Leslie Fuller, Mary Jerrold and Marion 
Dawson. 7,553 ft. U. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5. 

Last Man, The. (Oct. 7.) Charles Bickford and Constance Cummings. 
5,006 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. April 10, 1933. U. A. Col- 

Law and Order. (Feb. 9.^ Walter Huston, Harry Carey and Raymond 
Hatton. 6,000 ft. A. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. 

Law Demands, The. (July 4.) Lane Chandler. 5,350 ft. U. "Kine." 
July 7, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Law of the Sea, The. (April 12.) William Farnum, Sally Blane and 
Ralph Ince. 5,600 ft. A. "Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Gaumont. 

Law of the Tong, The. (Oct. 14.) Jason Robards and Phyllis Barring- 
ton. 5,500 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

*Leap Year. (Sept. 26.) Tom Walls and Anne Grey. 8,100 ft. A. 
" Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. W. & F. 

Lena Rivers. (May 10.) Charlotte Henry, James Kirkwood and 
Morgan Galloway. 4,779 ft. U. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 
1932. Gaumont. 

•Letter of Warning, A. (Mar. 23.) Margot Grahame. 3,041 ft. U. 
" Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. Warner. 

Letty Lynton. (June 1.) Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery. 
7,200 ft. A. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31. 1932. M-G-M. 

•Life Goes On. (Mar. 29.) Hugh Wakefield and Elsie Randolph. 7021ft. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. Paramount. 

Lightning Warrior, The. (April — .) Frankie Darro and Rin Tin Tin. 
12 Eps. U. " Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Ideal. 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course ! 

The Films of 1932. 


•Lily Christine. (May 20.) Corinne Griffiths and Colin Clive. 7,452 ft. 
A. *' Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. Paramount. 

•Little Fella. (Oct. 6.) John Stuart, Dodo Watts and Baby " Skipper " 
Elyn James. 4,017 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. 
First National. 

•Lloyd of the C.I.D. (Feb. 16.) Jack Lloyd and Muriel Angelus. 12Eps. 
U. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. April 18, 1932, Universal. 

Local Bad Man. (Mar. 3.) Hoot Gibson and Sally Blane. 5,863 ft. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Universal. 

•Lodger, The. (Sept. 8.) Ivor Novello and Elizabeth Allen. 7,685 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. W. & F. 

•Looking on the Bright Side. (Sept. 15.) Grade Fields and Julian Rose. 
7,398ft. U. "Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. Radio. 

•Lord Babs. (Feb. 15.) Bobby Howes, Jean Colin and Alfred Drayton. 
5,934ft. U. "Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel, Sept. 5, 1932. Ideal. 

•Lord Camber's Ladies. (Nov. 2.) Gerald du Maurier, Gertrude Laurence 
and Benita Hume. 8,000 ft. A. "Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 
1933. Wardour. 

Lost Lady, The. (Feb. 25.) Dorothy Mackaill, Don Cook and Morgan 
Wallace. 6,232ft. A. "Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. First 

Lost Squadron, The. (April 5.) Richard Dix, Mary Astor and Eric Von 
Stroheim. 7,131ft. A. " Kine." Apri 17, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Radio. 

Love Affair. (May 18.) Dorothy Mackaill and Humphrey Boqart. 
6,209 ft. A. "Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Sept. 18, 1932. U.A. 

•Love Contract, The. (July 28.) Winifred Shotter and Owen Nares. 
7,222 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. W. & F. 

Love is a Racket. (June 16.) Douglas Fairbanks, jnr., Ann Dvorak and 
Frances Dee. 6,492 ft. A. " Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. 
First National. 

•Love on the Spot. (June 30.) Richard Dolman, Rosemary Ames and 
Aubrey Mather. 5,866 ft. A. "Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. 

•Love on Wheels. (July 26.) Jack Hulbert, Leonora Corbett and Gordon 
Harker. 7,831ft. U. " Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. W. & F. 

Love Me To-night. (Nov. 9.) Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette McDonald and 
Charles Ruggles. 8,081ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. April 24, 1932. 

•Love Race, The. (Dec. 26.) Stanley Lupino, Jack Hobbs and Dorothy 
Bartlam. 7,409 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Wardour. 

Love Redeemed. (Mar. 1 .) Glenn Tryon and Vera Reynolds. 5,442 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 3. Rel. July 4, 1932. Universal. 

Lovers Courageous. (Mar. 4.) Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans and 
Frederick Carr. 6,902 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. 

•Lucky Girl. (June 1.) Gene Gerrard and Molly Lamont. 6,827 ft. U. 
" Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Wardour. 

•Lucky Ladies. (Sept. 6.) Sydney Fairbrother and Emily Fitzroy. 
6,734 ft. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Jan. 16. 1932. First National. 

•Lucky Sweep, A. (Mar. 22.) John Longdon and Diana Beaumont. 
5,103ft. U. "Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. P.D.C. 

Lullaby, The. (Dec. 2.) Helen Hayes and Lewis Stone. 6,650 ft. A. 
" Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. M-G-M. 

" M." (June 22.) Peter Lorre. 8,000 ft. A. *' Kine." June 2, 1932. 
Rel. not fixed. Nat. Dis. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG " — Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Madchen in Uniform. (Apr.) Herta Thiele and Dorothea Wieke. 
8,000 ft. A. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Nat. Dis. 

Mad Masquerade. (Aug. 16.) Lionel Barrvmore, Karen Morley and 
Diane Sinclar. 7,844 ft. A. "Kine." Aug. 18,' 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. 

*Maid of the Mountains. (Sept. 19.) Harry Welchman, Nancy Brown 
and Betty Stockf eld. 7,228 ft. U. "Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Mar. 6, 1933. 

Make Me a Star. (Aug. 23.) Stuart Erwin and Joan Blondell. 7,161 ft. 
U. " Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. Feb. 23, 1933. 

Maker of Men. (Jan. 21.1 Jack Holt and Richard Cromwell. 6,708 ft. 
U. "Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. United Artists. 

Man About Town. (June 21.) Warner Baxter, Karen Morley and 
Conway Tearle. 6,638 ft. A. ' Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. 

Man Called Back. (Nov. 1 .) Conrad Nagel and Doris Kenvon. 6,998 ft. 
A. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. Gaumont." 

Man from Death Valley, The. (Dec. 31, 1931.) Tom Tyler and Betty 
Mack. 5,220 ft. A. "Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Wardour. 

Man from New Mexico. (May 18.) Tom Tyler and Caryl Lincoln. 5,010 
ft. U. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. P.D.C. 

Man from Yesterday, The. (Aug. 9.) Claudette Colbert and Clive Brook . 
6,380 ft. A. "Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. Paramount. 

Man I Killed, The. (May 10.) Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carrol, Phillips 
Holmes. 6,800 ft. A. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. 

♦Man of Mayfair. (Nov. 30.) Jack Buchanan and Joan Barry. 7,500 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Paramount. 

Man's Land, A. (July 1.) Hoot Gibson. 6,324 ft. U. " Kine." July 
7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Universal. 

Man Wanted. (July 5.) Kay Francis and David Manners. 6.656 ft. 
A. " Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Nov., 17, 1932. Warner. 

•Marriage Bond, The. (Mar. 22.) Mary Newcomb and Guy Newall. 
7.392 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. Radio. 

•Marry Me. (Oct. 5.) Renate Muller, Harry Green and George Robey. 
7,800 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. Ideal. 

Marvels of the Amazon. (Aug. 20.) 4,000 ft. U. " Kine." Aug. 25, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. A.P.D. 

Mason of the Mounted. (July 14.) Bill Cody and Andy Shuford. 4,820 
ft. U. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. P.D.C. 

Mata Hari. (Mar. 23.) Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro. 8,024 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. M-G-M. 

•Mayor's Nest. (June 27.) Sydney Howard and Claude Hulbert. 6,750 ft 
U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. W. & F. 

McKenna of the Mounted. (Sept. 16.) Buck jones. 6,000 ft. U. 
' ' Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. United Artists. 

Melody of Life. (May 11.) Ricardo Cortez, Anna Appel and Gregory 
Ratoff. 8,311ft. A. "Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 1932. Radio. 

Menace, The. (Feb. 4.) Walter Byron, Bette Davis and H. B. Warner. 
6,022 ft. A. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. United 

Men In Her Life. (Dec. 1 1 .) Lois Moran and Charles Bickford. 6,808 ft . 
A. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 23, 1932. United Artists. 

Men of Chance. (Feb. 3.) Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez and John 
Halliday. 6,055 ft. A. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. 

Charles Morgan's "THE FOUNTAIN " — Radio, of course ! 

The Films of 1932. 


*Men of Steel. (Sept. 14.) John Stuart, Heather Angel and Franklyn 
Dyall. 6,449 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Feb. 20, 1933. 
United Artists. 

♦Men of To-morrow. (Sept. 29.) Maurice Braddell, Joan Gardner and 
Emlyn Williams. 8,000 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 1933. 

Merrily We Go To. (July 19) Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March 

and Adrienne Allen. 7,065 ft. A. " Kine." Julv 21, 1932. Rel. Jan. 
23, 1933. Paramount. 

Mexican, The. (June 24.) Lane Chandler. 5.400 ft. U. " Kine." 
June 30, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Midnight Morals. (Oct. 20.) Alberta Vaughn and Charles Delaney. 
5,442 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. Brit. Lion. 

Midnight Patrol. (May 20.) Regis Toomey and Betty Bronson. 
5,670 ft. A. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 1932. P.D.C. 

Million Dollar Legs. (Aug. 16.) W. C. Fields and Jack Oakie. 5,571 ft. 
U. "Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Feb. 16, 1933. Paramount. 

Miracle Man, The. (May 2.) Chester Morris, Sylvia Sidney and Hobart 
Bosworth. 7,608 ft. A. " Kine." May 5, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. 

Miracle Woman, The. (Dec. 23.) Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners 
and Sam Hardy. 8,242 ft. "Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. immediately. 
United Artists. 

♦Mischief. (Dec. 21, 1931.) Ralph Lynn and Winifred Shotter. 6,121ft. 
A. "Kine." Dec. 24, 1932. Rel. Mar. 21, 1932. W. & F. 

Misleading Lady. (June 28.) Claudette Colbert, Edmund Lowe and 
Stuart Erwin. 6,180 ft. U. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. 

♦Missing Rembrandt, The. (Feb. 12.) Arthur Wontner, Francis L. 
Sullivan and Jane Welsh. 7,588 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. 
Aug. 22, 1932. P.D.C. 

Miss Pinkerton. (May 27.) Joan Blcndell and George Brent. A. 
"Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel.. Nov. 21, 1932. First National. 

♦Money for Nothing. (Jan ; 20.) Seymour Hicks and Betty Stockfeld. 
6,509 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. Pathe. 

♦Money Means Nothing. (Aug. 30.) John Loder and Gibb McLaughlin. 
6,314 ft. TJ. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. Paramount. 

♦Money Talks. (Nov. 15.) Julian Rose, Judy Kelly and Kid Berg. 
6,560 ft. U. "Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. April 17, 1933. Wardour. 

Monte Carlo Madness. (Mar. 23.) Sari Maritza and Hans Albers. 7.400 
ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Pathe. 

Mounted Fury. (Feb. 10.) John Bowers, Blanche Mehaffey and Robert 
Ellis. 5,786 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. 

Mouthpiece, The. (Mar. 21.) Warren William and Sydney Fox. 
7,830 ft. A. "Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21, 1932. Warner. 

Movie Crazy. (Oct. 6.) Harold Lloyd and Constance Cummings. 
8,552 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Mar. 6, 1933. Paramount. 

♦Mr. Bill the Conqueror. (May 5.) Henry Kendall, Heather Angel and 
Sam Livesey. 7,855 ft. U. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. 

Mr. Robinson Crusoe. (Oct. 14.) Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba. 
6,634 ft. U. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. April 17, 1933. United 

♦Murder at Covent Garden. (Feb. 18.) Dennis Neilson Terry and Anne 
Grey. 6,000 ft. A. "Kine." Feb. 25, 1932. Rel. May 2, 1932. W. <«• F. 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

*Murder on the Second Floor. (Jan. 5.) John Longdon and Pat Patersou 
6,255 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. First National. 

Murders in the Rue Morgue. (April 14.) Bela Lugosi and Sidney Fo:: 
5,412 ft. A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. Universal. 

Murdoek Affair, The. (Jan. 11.) Jameson Thomas and Florence Brittain. 
5,804 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. May 16, 1932. Butcher. 

Mutter Eraussen. (June 27.) Alexandra Schmitt. 9,000 ft. A. 
" Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. date not fixed. Film Society. 

My Pal the King. (Aug. 25.) Tom Mix and Mickey Rooney. 5,568 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Universal. 

Mystery Ranch. (July 12.) George O'Brien. 5.024 ft. U. 'Kine." 
July 14, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. Fox. 

Neck and Neck. (Dec. 2.) Glenn Tryon and Vera Reynolds. 5,600 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. Mar. 28, 1932. Gaumont. 

•New Hotel, The. (Mar. 31.) Norman Long and Basil Howes. 4,513 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. P.D.C. 

New Morals for Old. (July 13.) Robert Young, Margaret Perry and 
Lewis Stone. 6,596 ft. A. "Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. 

Nice Women. (Jan. 6.) Sidney Fox, Frances Dee and Alan Mowbray. 
6,172 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. May 2, 1932. Universal. 

Night After Night. (Nov. 15.) George Raft, Constance Cummings 
and Alison Skipworth. 6,561 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Mav 
15, 1933. Paramount. 

Night Club Lady, The. (Sept. 21.) Adolphe Menjou, Skeets Gallagher 
and Ruthelma Stevens. 6,066 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 29, 1932. Rel. 
Feb. 6, 1933. United Artists. 

Night Court. (July 13.) Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes and Anita 
Page. 7,803 ft. A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28. 1932. M-G-M. 

Night Express, The. (Sept. 7.) Estelle Taylor and Edmund Burns 
5,103 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. P.D.C. 

♦Night Like This, A. (Mar. 17.) Ralph Lynn and Tom Walls. 6.600 ft. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. W. & F. 

Night Mayor, The. (Oct. 12.) Lee Tracy and Evelyn Knapp. 6,093 ft. 
A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. U.A. Columbia. 

Night of June 13, The. (Oct. 14.) Clive Brook, Lila Lee and Adrienne 
Allen. 6,946 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. April 3, 1933. Paramount. 

Night World. (May 25.) Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff. 
5,364 ft. A. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. Universal. 

•Nine Till Six. (Mar. 23.) Louis Hampton, Elizabeth Allen and Richard 
Bird. 6,828 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. Radio. 

No Living Witness. (Nov. 18.) Barbara Kent, Gilbert Rowland and 
Noah Beery. 6,225 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. March 
6, 1933. Gaumont. 

No One Man. (Mar. 22.) Carole Lombard, Ricardo Cortez and Paul 
Lukas, 6,400 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. Sept. 8, 1932. 

Northern Lights. (May 5.) — 3,268 ft. U. " Kine." May 12, 1932. 
Rel. not fixed. Albion. 

Nous La Liberte, A. (Feb. 10.) Henri Marchand and Raymond Cordy. — 
U. *' Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Universal. 

•Number Seventeen. (July 18.) Leon M. Lion, John Stuart and Anne 
Grey. 5,766 ft. U. "Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. Wardour. 

Old Dark House, The. (Sept. 1.) Boris Karloff, Charles I^ughton and 
Lillian Bond. 6,451 ft. A. " Kine." Sept, 8, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6. 1932. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 

The Films of 1932. 


Old Greatheart. (Jan. 7.) Phillips Lord. Frank Albertson and Betty 
Davis. 7,654 ft. U. " Kino." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. May 16, 1932. 

•Old Man, The. (Dec. 15.) Maisie Gay, Cecil Humphries and D. A. 
Clark Smith. 6,896 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. — British 

•Oid Spanish Customers. (Sept, 15.) Leslie Fuller and Binnie Barnes. 
6,215 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1931. Rel. Dec. 19, 1932. M-G-M. 

Once a Lady. (Dec. 29.) Ruth Chatterton, Ivor Novello and Geoffrey 
Kerr. 7.049 ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. June 27, 1932. Para- 

•Once Bitten. (Mar. 16.) Richard Cooper and Frank Prettingell. 4.448 
ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. Fox. 

Once in a Lifetime. (Oct. 7.) Jack Oakie and Sydney Fox. 7,000 ft. 
U. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. Universal. 

One Hour With You. (July 28.) Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette 
MacDonald. 7.059 ft. A. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. 

One Night. (Oct. 3.) Ingert Bjuggren and Bjorn Berglund. 7,500 ft. 
" Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. not fixed. A.P.D. 

One Way Passage. (Oct. 4.'! William Powell and Kay Francis. 6,120 
ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 6. 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 1933. Warner. 

One Way Trail. (Dec. 18.) Tim McCoy and Doris Hill. 5,274 ft. U. 
" Kine." Dec. 24, 1931. Rel. Sept. 5. 1932. United Artists. 

•On Safari. (Jan. 5.) — 5,770 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. 
not fixed. Equity. 

Optimist, The. (Jan. 22.) Eddie Ouillan and Maureen O'Sullivan. 5,967 
tt. U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. June 3, 1932. P.D.C. 

•Our Farmer. Prince. (Jan. 25.) 3,600 ft. U. "Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. 
Rel. May 2, 1932. Butcher. 

•Other Mrs. Phipps, The. (Dec. 29.) Richard Cooper and Sydnev Fair- 
brother. 3,500 ft. A. "Kine." Dec: 31, 1931. Rel. May 2, 1932. First 

Outcasts, The. (Mar. 29.) Zubeida Banoo. 5,021 ft. A. " Kine." 
Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. immediately. Universal. 

Over the Hill. (Dec. 10.) Mae Marsh, James Dunn and Sally Filers. 
8,241 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1932. Rel. April 18, 1932. Fox. 

Pack Up Your Troubles. (Oct. 12.) Laurel and Hardv. 6,095 ft. U. 
"Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Jan. 16, 1933. M-G-M. 

Painted Woman, A. (Oct. 5.) Peggy Shannon, Spencer Tracy and 
William Boyd. 6,645 ft. A. "Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Jan. 16, 1933.' Fox. 

Panama Flo. (April 1.) Helen Twelvetrees, Charles Bickford 
and Robert Armstrong. 6.580 ft. A. " Kine." April 7, 1932. 
Rel. July 25, 1932. Radio. 

Partners. (Feb. 4.) Tom Keene. 5,204 ft. U. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. 
Rel. June 16, 1932. Radio. 

•Partners Please. (Mar. 31.) Pat Patterson. 3.113 ft. A. "Kine." 
April 7, 1932. Rel. June 27, 1932. P.D.C. 

Passionate Plumber, The. (Mar. 2.) Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante 
and Irene Purcell. 6,656 ft. " Kine." Mar. 10, 1932. Rel. June 8, 1932. 

Passport to Paradise. (June 22.1 Jack Mulhall and Blanche Mehaffev. 
5,408 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Butcher. 

Payment Deferred. (Nov. 4.) Charles Laughton, Dorothy Peterson 
and Maureen O'Sullivan. 7,269 ft. A. "Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. no. 
fixed. M-G-M. 

Clemence Dane's " BILL OF DIVORCEMENT" —Radio, of course ! 



The Kinematograjrix Year Book. 

Peach 0' Reno. (Jan. 12.) Wheeler and Woolsey. 6,000 ft. A. 
" Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. June 6, 1932. Radio. 

Penalty of Fame. (Oct. 13.) Lew Ayres and Maureen O'Sullivan. 
7,198 ft. A. "Kine." Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. Mar. 6, 1933. Universal. 

Phantom President, The. (Nov. 8.) George M. Cohan, Claudette Colbert 
and Jimmy Durante. 7,001 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. April 
17, 1933. Paramount. 

Platinum Blonde. (Dec. 10.) Robert Williams, Loretta Young and Jean 
Harlow. 8,141 ft. U. "Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. United 
Artists. v 

Play Girl. (April 8.) Loretta Young and Norman Foster. 5,508 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Warner. 

Playing the Game. (Jan. 19.) Richard Arlen, Peggv Shannon and Jack 
Oakie. 7,038 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 25, 1932. 

Pocatello Kid, The. (Sept. 23.) Ken Maynard and Marceline Day. 
5,464 ft. TJ. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1932. Universal. 

Polly of the Circus. (Mar. 23.) Marion Davis and Clark Gable. 6,241 ft. 
U. "Kine." Mar. 31. 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. M-G-M. 

Prestige. (Mar. 30.) Ann Harding, Melvyn Douglas and Adolphe 
Menjou. 6,555 ft. A. "Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. 

Private Lives. (Jan. 12.) Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomerv. 
7,521 ft. A. "Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. May 30, 1932. M-G-M. 

Private Scandal, A. (April 15.) Marion Nixon and Llovd Hughes. 6,620 
ft. A. "Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. July 11. 1932. P.D.C. 

Purchase Price, The. (Aug. 3.) Barbara Stanwvck and George Brent. 
5,986 ft. A. "Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30," 1933. Warner. 

Puss in Boots. (Sept. 14.) Junior Addario and Robert Skilling, jun. 
4,000 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Gaumont. 

Racing Youth. (Jan. 26.) Slim Summerville. 6,094 ft. U. " Kine." 
Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. Universal. 

Radio Patrol. (June 17.) Robert Armstrong, Russell Hopton and Lila 
Lee. 6,239 ft. A. " Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. 

Rain. (Oct. 25.) Joan Crawford and Walter Huston. 8,470 ft. A. 
" Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. April 24, 1933. United Artists. 

Rainbow Trail. (Jan. 20.) George O'Brien and Cecilia Parker. 5,431ft. 
U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. Fox. 

Range Law. (Aug. 30.) Ken Mavnard and Francis Dade. 5,695 ft. 
U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Universal. 

•Rasp, The. (Dec. 3.) Claude Horton, C. M. Hallard and Phyllis Loring. 
4,000 ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. April 11, 1932. Fox. 

Rasputin. (Oct. 12.) Conrad Veidt. 8,584 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 20, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. National Distributors. 

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Julv 22.) Marion Nixon and Ralph 
Bellamy. 7,048 ft. U. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 1932. 

Reckoning, The. (Mar. 10.) Sallv Blane, James Murrav and Edmund 
Breese. 6,111 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. July 4, 1932. 


Red Dust. (Nov. 21.) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor. 
7.154 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. M-G-M. 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 

The Films of 1932. 


Reputation. (Mar. 31.) Constance Bennett and Ben Lvon. 7,122ft. 
A. " Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. Aug 1, 1932. Radio. 

*Return of Raffles, The. (Sept. 27.) George Barraud and Camilla Horn. 
6,300 ft. A. "Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. not fixed. W.P. 

'Reunion. (Nov. 11.) Stewart Rome. 5,476 ft. U. "Kine." Nov. 17 
1932. Rel. not fixed M-G-M. 

*Rich and Strange. (Dec. 10.) Henry Kendall, Joan Barry and Percv 
Marmont. A. "Kine." 8,300 ft. Rel. June 13, 1932. Wardour. 

Rich are Always With Us, The. (May 19.) Ruth Chatterton and George 
Brent. 6,433 ft. A. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. First 

Rich Mans Folly. (Dec. 10.) George Bancroft, Frances Dee and Robert 
Ames. 6,700ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931 . Rel. July 4, 1932. Paramount. 

Rider of Death Valley. (June 17.) Tom Mix, Lois Wilson and Tony. 
6,923 ft. U. " Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Universal. 

Riders of the Cactus. (Dec. 4.) Wally Wabs. 5,400 ft. — " Kine." 
Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. — Filmophone. 

Riding for Justice. (Mar. 22.) Buck Jones. U. " Kine." Mar. 31 
1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Riding Tornado, The. (June 23.) Tim McCoy and Shirley Grey. U. 
" Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Roadhouse Murder, The. (June 29.) Eric Linden and Dorothy Jordan . 
6,454 ft. A. " Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. Radio. 

Road to Life, The. (June 4.) Bataloff. 9,600 ft. A. "Kine." July 7, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. Nat. Dis. 

Roar of the Dragon, The. (Aug. 23.) Richard Dix and Gwili Andre. 
6,066 ft. A. "Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. Radio. 

•Robinson Crusoe. (Oct. 5.) M. A. Wetherell. 5,000 ft. U. " Kine." 
Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. not fixed. International. 

*Rome Express. (Nov. 21.) Esther Ralston, Conrad Veidt and Gordon 
Harker. 8,484 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 24, 19 . Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. 

Ronny. (June 7.) Kathe Von Nagy and Willy Fritsch. 6,888 ft. 
" Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Reg. by Universal. 

Saddle Buster, The. (April 7.) Tom Keene. 5,388 ft. U. " Kine." 
April 14, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Radio. 

*Safe Proposition, A. (June 28.) A. W. Baskcomb and Barbara Gott. 
4,191 ft. U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Fox. 

*Sally Bishop. (Oct. 18.) Hai old Huth and Joan Barry. 7.348 ft. A. 
" Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. April 3, 1933. British Lion. 

Sally of the Subway. (Feb. 26.) Jack Mulhall, Dorothy Revier and 
Blanche Mehaffey. 5,300 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. May 2, 1932. 
W. & F. 

Salomy Jane. (Nov. 2.) Joan Bennett, Charles Farrell and Ralph 
Bellamy. 7,235 ft. U. "Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. 

Samaritan, The. (Mar. 11.) William Collier, Junr., Blanche Mehaffey, 
and Paul Weigel. 5,364 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. July 11, 1932. 

♦Say It With Music. (Nov. 14.) Jack Payne and His Band. 6,298ft 
U. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Mar. 13, 1933. 

Scandal for Sale. (April 25.) Charles Bickford, Rose Hobart and Pat 
O'Brien. 6,841 ft. A. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. Oct. ; , 1932. 

W.H.HudsonV'GREENMANSIONS"— Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Scarface. (May 20.) Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak. 8,324 ft. A. 
" Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. United Artists. 

Scoop, The. (July 19.) Dorothv Gulliver and Edward Nugent. 5,700 ft. 
A. " Kine." July 31, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. Gaumont. 

Sea Ghost, The. (April 15.) Laura la Plante and Allen Hale. 6,112 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. June 27, 1932. Pathe. 

Second Chances. (April 14.) Sally Blane and John Darrow. 6,483 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Butcher. 

Seciet Menace. (July 19.) Glenn Tryon and Virginia Browne Faire. 
5,125 ft. U. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov., 1933. Film Renters. 

Secret Service. (Dec. 8.) Richard Dix and Shirley Grey. 6,150 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Radio. 

Secret Witness, The. (jan. 14.) Una Merkel and William Collier, Junr. 
6,000ft. A. "Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. June 27, 1932. United 

*Self Made Lady. (Mar. 3.) Heather Angel, Amy Veness and Harry 
Wilcoxson. 6,092ft. A. "Kine." Mar, 16. 1932. "Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. 
United Artists. 

*Service for Ladies. (Jan. 14.) Leslie Howard and Elizabeth Allan 
8,404 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. June 13, 1932. Paramount. 

Shadow of the Eagle. (June 15.) John Wavne and Dorothy Gulliver. 
12 Eps. U. " Kine." June 23, 1932. Rel. Nov.' 21, 1932. Ideal. 

Shanghai Express. (Mar. 17.) Clive Brook and Marlene Dietrich. 
7,400 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Paramount. 

She Wanted a Millionaire. (Mar. 23.) Joan Bennett. 6,499 ft. A. 
" Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Fox. 

Shop Angel. (June 28.) Marion Shilling, Holmes Herbert and Anthony 
Bushell. 6,266 ft. A. " Kine." ..une 30, 1932. Rel. Oct. 3, 1932. Pathe. 

Shopworn. (Mav 26.) Barbai a Stanwyck and Regis Toomev. 6,500 ft. 
A. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14," 1932. United Artists. 

Shot Gun Pass. (Dec. 11.) Tim McCov and Virginia Lee Corbin. 5,109 
ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 19, 1931. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. United Artists. 

*Sign of Four, The. (May 12.) Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan and Ian 
Hunter. 6,897 ft. U. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. 

Silent Voice, The. (April 6.) George Arliss and Bctte Davis. 7,307 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Warner. 

Silent Witness, The. (Feb. 26.) Lionel Atwill, Greta Nissen and Allan 
.Mowbray. 6,682 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. June 27, 1932. Fox. 

•Silver Greyhound, The. (Sept. 7.) Percy Marmont and Janice Adair. 
4,244 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. jan. 9, 1933. Warner. 

Silver Lining, The. (Julv 1) Maureen O'Sullivan and Betty Compson. 
5,298 ft. A. " Kine." July '7, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12,1932. United Artists. 

Sinister Hands. (Aug. 12.) Jack Mulhall, Mischa Auer and Phyllis 
Barrington. 4,422 ft. A. "Kine." Aug. 18, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. 

Sinners in the Sun. (Aug. 2.) Carole Lombard and Chester Morris. 
5,220 ft. A. "Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. Paramount. 

Sin's Pay Day. (April 20.) Dorothv Revier, Forrest Stanley and 
Mickey McGuire. 5,455 ft. A. "Kine." April 28. 1932. Rel. July 18, 
1932. " Wardour. 

Six Hours to Live. (Nov. 10.) Warner Baxter. 6.657 ft. A. "Kine." 
Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. Fox. 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course ! 

The Films of 1932. 


Sky Bride. (June 14.) Richard Aden, Jack Oakie and Virginia Bruce. 
7,650 ft. U. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Paramount. 

Sky Devils. (May 27.) Spencer Tracy, William Boyd and Ann Dvorak. 
7,947 ft. U. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. United Artists. 

Skyscraper Souls. (Sept. 5.) Warren Williams, Maureen O'Sullivan and 
Norman Foster. 8,500 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. 

Sky Spider, The. (Jan. 5.) Glenn Tryon and Blanche Mehaffey. 
5,414 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. not fixed. W. & F. 

*Sleepless Nights. (Nov. 7.) Stanley Lupino and Polly Walker. 6,500 ft. 
A. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. April 3, 1933. Wardour. 

Smart Women. (Jan. 6.) Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton and 
Robert Ames. 6,144 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. 

Smashing Through. (Julv 11.) Lane Chandler and Marie Quillan. 
5,450 ft. U. "Kine." July 14, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Srnilin' Through. (Nov. 2.) Norma Shearer, Fredric March and Leslie 
Howard. 8,783 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. Feb. 6, 1933. M-G-M. 

Society Girl. (June 28.) James Dunn and Peggy Shannon. 6,562 ft. 
A. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 1932. Fox. 

So Big. (May 20.) Barbara Stanwyck and Hardie Albright. 7,379 ft. 
A. " Kine." May 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. Warner. 

Soldiers of Fortune. (SeDt. 6.) Jack Holt, Ralph Graves and Lila Lee 
7,065 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. TJ. A. Columbia. 

Son of Mine. (May 19.) Henry B. Walthall and Leon Janney. 5,485 ft . 
A. " Kine." May 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. P.D.C. 

Sooky. (Jan. 26.) Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan and Jackie Searle. 
7,001 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. Paramount. 

So This is Arizona. (Dec. 4.) Wally Wales. 5,400ft. U. "Kine." 
Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. not fixed. Filmophone. 

South of the Rio Grande. (Mar. 18.) Buck Jones. 5,600 ft. A. 
" Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

South Sea Adventures. (June 11.) 4,335 ft. II. "Kine." May 26, 
1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Wardour. 

*Spare Room, The. (Mar. 22.) Jimmy James and Ruth Taylor. 3,101 ft. 
A. " £ine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. June 20, 1932. P.D.C. 

Speak Easily. (Sept. 7.) Buster Keaton and " Schnozzle " Durante. 7,055 
ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. M-G-M. 

Spirit of the West, The. (April 20.) Hoot Gibson and Doris Hill. 6,283 ft. 
U. " Kine." April 2f\ 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. Universal. 

Sporting Age, The. (Oct. 27.) Jack Holt and Evelyn Knapp. 6,009 ft. 
A. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. May 8, 1933. U.A. Columbia. 

Sporting Chance. (Feb. 24.) William Collier, T U nr., and Claudia Dell. 
6,138ft. TJ. "Kine." Mar. 3, 1932. Rel. June 6, 1932. British Lion. 

Sporting Justice. (July 18.) Jack Perian and Edna Marion. 5,460 ft. 
U. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Sporting Widow, The. (Sept. 16.) Alison Skipworth. 6,324 ft. TJ. 
" Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 1933. Paramount. 

Sport of a Nation. (Nov. 9.) Richard Arlen, June Clyde and John 
Darrow. 6,641 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 1933. 

Stage Whispers. (Nov. 26, 1932.) Barbara Kent and John Holland. 
6,097 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 3, 1931. Rel. Mar. 21, 1932. Butcher. 

Edgar Wallace's " KONG " — Radio, of course I 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

*Star Reporter. (Dec. 10, 1931.1 Harold French, Isla Bevan and Garry 
Marsh. 3,997 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Fox. 

Steady Company. (Mar 18.) June Clvde and Norman Foster. 6,321 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1912. Rel. Aug. 15, 1932. Universal. 

Stepping Sisters. (Feb. 4.) Minna Gombell, Louise Dresser and 
[obvna Rowland. 5,144ft. U. "Kine." Feb. 11, 1932. Rel. May 30, 
'932. Fox. 

Stoker, The. (Nov. 15.) Monte Blue. 6,672 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 
17, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Gaumont. 

Stowaway, The. (April 19.) Fay Wrav and Leon Waycoff. 4,433 ft. 
A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Aug. 8, 1932. Universal. 

Strange Case of Clara Deane. (June 7.) Wynne Gibson and Pat O'Brien. 
7,039ft. A. "Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. Paramount. 

Strange Interval. (Nov. 3.) Norma Shearer, Fredric Marsh and 
Alexander Kirkland. 9.455 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. Mar. 13, 
1933 M-G-M. 

Strange Justice. (Nov. 22.) Marian Marsh and Norman Foster. 5,461 ft. 
A. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. Mar. 27, 1933. Radio. 

Strange Love of Molly Louvain, The. (June 9) Ann Dvorak, Lee 
Tracy and Richard Cromwell. 6,467 ft. A. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. 
Nov. 14, 1932. First National. 

Strange Roads. (Ncv. 7.) William Collier, Junr., Barbara Kent and 
Bobby Hutchins. 5,886 ft. A. "Kine." Nov. 10,1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 

Strangers in Love. (April 12.) Fredric Marsh and Kav Francis. 
6,221 ft. U. " Kine." April 14, 1932. Rel. April 10, 1932. Paramount. 

Strangers in Town. (Julv 29.) Chic Sale, Ann Dvorak and David 
Manners. 5,850 ft. U. "Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Jan 9, 1932. Warner. 

Strangers of the Evening. (Julv 19.) Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield and 
Eugene Pallette. 6,193 ft. A. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 21. 1932. 

*Strangler, The. (Mar. 18.) Jack Morrison and Carol Coombe. 4,125 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Pathe. 

Street of Women, The. (Aug. 5.) Kav Francis. 6.032 ft. A. 
" Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Warner. 

*Strictly Business. (Dec. 30.) Betty Amann. Molly Lamont and 
Carl Harbord. 4.155ft. U. ■Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. 'Rel. May 23, 
1932. Wardour. 

Strictly Dishonourable. (Dec. 1.) Paul Lukas, Sidnev Fox and Lewis 
Stone. 8,466 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Universal. 

*Strip, Strip, Hooray. (June 28.) Ken Douglas and Betty Norton. 
3,235 It. A. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26. 1932. Pathe. 

Struggle, The. (Mar. 23.) Hal. Skelly and Zita Johann. 7,046 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. United Artists. 

Successful Calamity, A. (Aug. 10.) George Arliss, Marv Astor and 
Evelyn Knapp. 7,248 ft. U. " Kine." Aug, 18, 1932'. Rel. not 
fixed. Warner. 

Suicide Fleet. (Jan. 15.) Bill Boyd, Robert Armstrong and James 
Gleason. 8,088 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. May 2, 1932. P.D.C. 

Sunset Trail. (June 23.1 Ken Mavnard and Ruth Hiatt. 5,624 ft. 
U. " Kine." June 30, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Universal. 

'Sunshine Susie. (Dec. 7.) Jack Hulbert, Renate Muller and Owen 
Nares. 7,818 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. April 18, 1932. Ideal. 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN"— Radio, of course! 

The Films of 1932. 


Surrender. (Dec. 30.) Warner Baxter and Leila. Hyams. 6,315 it. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 7, 1932. Rel. May 9, 1932. Fox. 

70,000 Witnesses. (Oct. 28.) Phillips Holmes, Dorothy Jordan and 
Charles Ruggles. 6,359 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. April 17, 1933. 

Tarzan the Ape Man. (April 11.) Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen 
O'Sullivan. 8,800 ft. U. "Kine." April 14, ' 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. 

Taxi. (Dec. 29.) James Cagney. 6,312ft. A. "Kine." Dec. 31, 
1931. Rel. May 16, 1932. Warner. ' 

Tell Me To-night. (Oct. 31.) Jan Kiepura, Sonnie Hale and Magda 
Schneider. 5,264 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. Jan., 1933. \V. & F. 

*Temperance Fete, The. (Jan 19.) George Robey and Sydney Fair- 
brother. 4,112 ft. A. "Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. not fixed. M-G-M. 

Tempest, The. (Oct. 19.) Emil Jannings and Anna Sten. 9,040 ft. 
A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. not fixed. W. & F. 

Tenderfoot, The. (July 20.) Joe E. Brown and Ginger Rogers. 5,971ft. 
U. " Kine." July 2f>, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. First National. 

Texas Cyclone, The. (Mar. 17.) Tim McCoy and Shirley Grey. 5,256 ft. 
U. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. United Artists. 

Texas Gun Fighter. (Aug. 31.) Ken Maynard and Sheila Manners 
5,615 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. Universal. 

♦Thark, (July 27.) Ralph Lynn and Tom Walls. 7,014 ft. A. 
" Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. W. & F. 

♦That Night in London. (Nov. 4.) Miles Mander, Robert Donat and 
Pearl Argyle. 7.009 ft. A. " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. April 10, 1933. 

♦There Goes the Bride. (Oct. 19.) Owen Nares and Jessie Matthews. 
7,184ft. U. "Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Jan. 13, 1933. Ideal. 

♦Third Gun, The. (Aug. 29.) Randle Ayrton and Dora Gregory. 3,250 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. Universal. 

♦Third String, The. (Feb. 12.) Sandy Powell, Kay Hammond and Alf 
Goddard. 5,931 ft. U. " Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. May 2, 1932. 

Thirteenth Guest, The. (Sept. 6.) Ginger Rogers and Lvle Talbot. 
6,287 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 8, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. P.D.C. 

This is the Night. (May 13.) Lily Damita, Charles Ruggles and Roland 
Young. 7. 022 it. A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 1932. Para- 

This Reckless Age. (Feb. 2.) Charles Rogers, Frances Dee, and Richard 
Bennett. 6,000 ft. U. " Kine." Feb. 4, 1932. Rel. July 28, 1932. Para- 

♦Thoroughbred, The. (Mar. 8.) Margaret Delane and James Benton. 
5,860 ft. U. "Kine." Mar, 10, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

Those We Love. (Nov. 8.) Mary Astor, Kenneth McKenna and Libyan 
Tashman. 6,842 ft. A " Kine." Nov. 10, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Gaumont. 

♦Threads. (Mar. 14.) Laurence Anderson and Dorothy Fane. 6,978 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar, 17, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. United Artists. 

Three on a Match. (Nov. 10.) Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak and Warren 
William. 5,729 ft. A. "Kine." Nov. 17, 1932. Rel. Mar. 20, 1933. 
First National. 

Three Wise Girls. (Mar. 1.) Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke and Marie 
Prevost. 6,007 ft. A. " Kine." Mar, 3, 1932. Rel. Aug. 1, 1932. 
United Artists. 

Thunder Below. July 12.) Tallulah Bankhead and Charles Bickford. 
6,175 ft. A. " Kine." July 14, 1932. Rel. Dec. 26, 1932. Paramount. 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI"— Radio, of course! 

72 The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Tiger Shark. (Oct. 6.) Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen and Zita 
Johann. 7,173 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. Feb. 27, 1933. First 

*Tight Corner, A. (Aug. IS.) Frank Pettingell and Harold French. 
4,490 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 25, 1932. Rel. not fixed. M-G-M. 

*Tin Gods (April 15.) Frank Cellier, Evan Thomas and Dorothv 
Bartlam. 4,753 ft. A. *' Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. Pathe. 

*Toll of Destiny, The. (May 12.) All Indian Cast. 7,786 ft. A. 
" Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. immediately. Universal. 

Tom Brown of Culver. (Aug. 25.) Tom Brown and Richard Cronwell. 
7,134 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1933. Universal. 

To-morrow and To-morrow. (Mav 30.) Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas 
and Robert Ames. 6.P00 ft. A. "Kine." April 7, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 
1932. Paramount. 

To-night or Never. (Feb. 17.) Gloria Swanson and Melwn Douglas. 
6,927 ft. A. " Kine." Feb. 25, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 1932. United Artists. 

•To-night's the Night. (Dec. 23.) Leslie Fuller and Amy Veness. 6,689 ft. 
U. " Kine." Dec. 31, 1932. Rel. May 23, 1932. Wardour. 

Top of the Bill. (Dec. 9.) Edna May Oliver and Hobart Bosworth. 
6,512 ft. U. " Kine." Dec. 17, 1931. Rel. May 9, 1932. Radio. 

Trial Of Vivienne Ware, The. (Mav 20.) Jean Bennett and Donald 
Cook. 5,134 ft. A. " Kine." June 2, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. Fox. 

Truth About Africa, The. (Aug. 4.) — 4,430 ft. TJ. " Kine." Aug. 
11,1932. Rel. Aug., 1932. W.P. 

Two Against the World. (Sept. 29.) Constance Bennett and Neil 
Hamilton. 6,370 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 6, 1932. Rel. Feb. 13, 1933. Warner. 

Two Fisted Law (July 1.) Tim McCoy and Alice Day. 5,299 ft. U. 
" Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. immediately. United Artists. 

Two-Gun Caballero, The. (July 20.) Robert Fraser and Consuelo 
Dawn. 5,480ft. A. "Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Film Renters. 

Two Kinds of Women. ( April 26.) iMiriam Hcpkins and Phillips Holmes 
6,100 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. Paramount. 

Two Seconds. (July 27.) Edward G. Robinson and Vivienne Osborne. 
5,763 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. First National. 

•Two Way Street. (Dec. 8.) Saria Maritza. 3,995ft. A. "Kine." 
Dec. 10, 1932. Ral. May 2, 1932. U.A.-Nettlefold. 

*Two White Arms. (Mar. 10.) Adolphe Menjou and Margaret Banner- 
man. 7,202 ft. A. " Kine " Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. Sept. 19, 1932. M-G-M. 

Unashamed. (Aug. 16.) Helen 1 welvetrees, Roland Young and 
Lewis Stone. 6,744 ft. A. " Kine." Aug. 18, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. 

Under Eighteen. (Jan. 8.) Marian Marsh, Regis Toomev and Warren 
Williams. 7,035 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 14, 1932' Rel; May 30, 1932. 

Unexpected Father, The. (Jan 22.) Slim Summervillc and Zasu Pitts. 
5,862 ft. U. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. April 25, 1932. Universal. 

Un Soir de Rafie. (Jan. 21.) Albert Prcjean and Annabella. £,500 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. not fixed. W.P. 

Vally. (Nov. 1.) Genuana Paolieri and Carlo Ninchi. 6,739 ft. A. 
" Kine." Nov. 3, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Bayley's Films. 

Vanishing Frontier, The. (Sept. 20.) Jchnnv Mack Brown and Evelyn 
Knapp. 5,710 ft. U. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Mar. 13, 1933. 

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Vanishing Men. (June 3.) Tom Tvlerand Adele Lacy. 5,251 ft. A. 
" Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. not fixed. ' P.D.C. 

Vanity Fair. (May 9.) Myrna Loy and Conway Tearle. 6,974 ft. 
A. " Kine." May 12, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. Gaumont. 

•Verdict of the Sea. (June 30.) John Stuart and Cyril Maclaglen. 5,880 ft 
U. Kine." July 7, 1932. Rel. Nov. 14, 1932. Pathe. 

*Voice Said Good Night, A. (Mar. 23. j Nora Swinburne and Jack 
Trevor. 3,214 ft. U. " Kine." Mar. 31, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Warner. 

Vultures of the Law. (Jan. 20.; Bob Custer. 5,470 ft. U. " Kine." 
Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Equity British. 

Wanted Men. (Jan. 7.) Bob Custer. 5,173 ft. U. "Kine." 
Jan. 14, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Equity. 

War is Hell. (Aug. 4.) Rene Stobiawa and Ernst Busch. 8,828 ft. 
A. " Kine." Aug. 11, 1932. Rel. not fixed. W.P. 

*Watch Beverley. (Oct. 21.1 Frank Kendall. 7,146 ft. U. 'Kine." 
Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Jan. 23, 1933. Butcher. 

*Water Gypsies. (Mar. 21.) Ann Todd and Ian Hunter. 7,177 ft. 
A. " Kine." Mar. 24, 1932. Rel. July 18, 1932. Radio. 

Way of Life. (Oct. 18.) Loretta Young, George Brent and David 
Manners. 6,355 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. Mar. 6, 1933. First 

Wayward. (Mar. 15.1 Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen and Pauline 
Frederick. 6,548 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. Sept. 5, 1932. 

*Wedding Rehearsal. (Julv 25.1 Roland Young and George Grossmith. 
7,579 ft. — . " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Jan. 30, 1933. Ideal. 

Week Ends Only. (July 19.) Joan Bennett. 6.351 ft. A. " Kine." 
July 21, 1932. Rel. Nov. 28, 1932. Fox. 

We Humans. (May 12.) Tommy Conlon, Spencer Tracy and Doris 
Kenyon. U. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. Fox. 

Western Code, The. (Oct. 7.) Tim McCoy. 5,253 ft. U. " Kine." 
Oct. 13, 1932. Rel. immediately. U.A.-Columbia. 

West Front, 1918. (Jan. 12.) — 9,000 ft. A. " Kine." Jai.. 14, 
1932. Rel. not fixed. Film Society. 

West of Broadway. (Jan. 21.) John Gilbeit, lois Moran. 5,839 ft. 
A. " Kine." Jan. 28, 1932. Rel. July 25, 1932. M-G-M. 

Westward Passage. (Aug. 25.) Ann Harding and Lawrence Oliver. 
3,475 ft. A. " Kine." Sept. 1, 1932. Rel. Dec. 5, 1932. . Radio. 

Wet Parade. (May 6.) Walter Huston, Lewis Stone and Dorothy 
Jordan. 10,258 ft. A. " Kine." May 12, 1932 Rel. Sept. 12, 1932. 

What Price Hollywood. (Julv 1.) Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman 
and Gregory Ratoff. 7,815 ft. A. " Kine." Julv 7, 1932. Rel. Nov. 7, 

1932. Radio. 

When a Fellow Needs a Friend. (May 18.) Jackie Cooper and Chic 
Sale. 6,694 ft. U. " Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Oct. 17, 1932. M-G-M. 

When Blonde Meets Blonde. (Jan. 13.) Dorothy Revier and Reid 
Howes. 4,896 ft. A. " Kine." Jan. 21, 1932. Rel. not fixed. \V. & F. 

*When London Sleeps. (July 22.) Harold French, Francis L. Sullivan 
and Rene Ray. 7,025 ft. A. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel not fixed. 

*Where is This Lady? (Nov. 17.) Marta Eggert, Owen Nares and 
George K. Arthur. 6,900 ft. U. " Kine." Nov. 24, 1932. Rel. May 8, 

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While Paris Sleeps. (June 14.) Victor McLaglen and Helen Mack. 
5,522 ft. A. " Kine." June 16, 1932. Rel. Sept. 26, 1932. Fox. 

Whistling Dan. (July 29.) Ken Maynard. 5,801 ft. U. " Kine." 
July 7, 1932. Rel. Aug. 22, 1932. Universal. 

White Eagle. (Oct. 12.) Charles Jones. 6,073 ft. U. " Kine." 
Oct. 20, 1932. Rel. immediately. U.A. Columbia. 

♦White Face. (May IP.) J. H. Roberts and Renee Gadd. 6,359 ft. 
A. ' Kine." May 26, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. W. & F. 

White Zombie. (Sept. 20.) Bela Lugosi and Madge Bellamy. 6,275 ft. 
A. " Kine." Sept. 22, 1932. Rel. Mar. 26, 1933. United Artists. 

Widow in Scarlet, The. (Aug. 20.) Dorothy Revier and Kenneth 
Harlan. 5,280 ft. A. " Kine." April 25, 1932. Rel. — . Gaumont. 

Wild Women o! Borneo. (Sept. 9.) — 4,700 ft. U. " Kine." 
Sept. 15, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Beacon. 

Winner Take All. (July 12.) James Cagney and Marion Nixcn. 
6,050 ft. A. " Kine." July 14, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932 Warner. 

Wiser Sex, The. (April 19.) Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas. 
6,300 ft. A. " Kine." April 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 13, 1932. Paramount. 

•With Cobham tc Kivu. (July 27., — 6,023 ft. U. " Kine." 
Aug. 4, 1932. Rel. Dec. 12, 1932. Gaumont. 

Woman Commands, A. (April 22.) Pola Negri, Roland Young and 
Basil Rathbone. 6,940 ft. A. " Kine." April 28, 1932. Rel. not 
fixed. P.D.C. 

Woman from Monte Carlo, A. (Jan. 26.) Lil Dagover, Walter Huston 
and Warren Williams. 6,379 ft. A. "Kine." Feb. 18, 1932. Rel. July 
11, 1932. Warner. 

Woman in Room 13, The. (June 7.1 Elissa Landi. Neil Hamilton and 
Ralph Bellamy. 6,195 ft. A. " Kine." June 9, 1932. Rel. Oct. 10, 1932. Fox. 

♦Women Who Play. (Mar. 11.) Mary Newcomb, Benita Hume and 
George Barraud. 7,100 ft. A. " Kine." Mar. 17, 1932. Rel. Aug. 29, 
1932. Paramount. 

♦Wonderful Story, The. (Oct. 20.) Eric Bransby Williams and Wyne 
Clare. 6423 ft. A. " Kine." Oct. 27, 1932. Rel. not fixed. Sterling. 

Working Girls. (July 5.) Judith Wood, Dorothy Hall and Paul Lukas. 
5,883 ft. A. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Dec. 22, 1932. Paramount. 

Working Wives. (July 21.) Loretta Ycung and Norman Foster. 
5,P40 ft. A. " Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. First National. 

World and the Flesh. (Julv 8.) George Bancroft and Miriam Hopkins. 
6,513 ft. A. " Kine." July 14, 1932. Rel. Jan. 2, 1933. Paramount. 

Wyoming. (Sept. 8.) Tom 'lyler. 5,253 ft. U. "Kine." Sept. 15, 
1932. Rel. Jan. 9, 1933. P.D.C. 

X Marks the Spot. (Jan. 12.) Wallace Ford, Lew Cody and Sally Blane. 
'-,321 ft. A. " Kine." Dec. 31, 1931. Rel. May 30, 1932. Gaumont. 

*Yell of a Night, A. (Julv 26.) Mickey Brantford. 3,831 ft. A. 
" Kine." July 28, 1932. Rel. Oct. 24, 1932. Universal. 

Yellow Passport, The. (Dec. 3.) Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore and 
Laurence Olivier. 7,182 it. " Kine." Dec. 10, 1931. Rel. April 4, 

1932. Fox. 

Young Blood. (Julv 18.) TyreD Davis, Carroll Nve and Helen Foster. 
5,478 ft. U. " Kine." July 21, 1932. Rel. Oct. 31, 1932. Bitcher. 

Young Bride. (May 11.) Helen Twelvetrees and Eric Linden. 6,736 ft. 
A. " Kine." May 19, 1932. Rel Sept. 19, 1932. Radio. 

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Marvels of the Amazon. 

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Final Reckoning, The. 
Chinatown After Dark. 
Mexican, The. 
Law Demands, The. 
Smashing Through. 
Sporting Justice. 
Chaplin Comedies. 
Law of the Tong. 
Dolores the Beautiful. 
Love in High Gear. 



Beacon Film Dis. 

Wild Women of Borneo. 


Deeds Men Do, The. 

British Continental. 


British Lion. 

Big Attraction, The. 
Old Man, The. 
Beggar Student, The. 
End of the Rainbow, The. 
Sporting Chance. 
Flying Squad, The. 
Denny of the Railroad. 
Alias Mary Smith. 
Sally Bishop. 
Midnight Morals. 
Heart Punch, The. 
Where is This Lady. 


Be a Sport. 
Murdock Affair, The. 
Our Farmer Prince. 
Reckoning, The. 
Second Chances. 
Dream Mother. 
Passport to Paradise. 
Dangerous Ground. 
Young Blood. 
Heroes of the Mine. 
Beauty Parlour. 

21. Watch Beverly. 
24. Gorilla Ship, The. 

7. Strange Roads. 

22. Fighting Gentleman, The. 

Equity, British. 

5. God' 'Country and the Man. 

5. On Safari. 

7. Wanted Men. 

7. Across the World in Sixty Minutes. 

19. Greater Love, The. 

20. Vultures of the Law. 
26. Game of Chance, The. 



So This is Arizona. 


Riders of the Cactus. 



Kriss, the Sword of Death 


Castle Sinister. 



Little Waitress. 

Film Renters. 



Secret Menace, The. 


Two Gun Caballero, The 

Film Society. 



Westfront 1918. 






Mutter Krausen. 



David Golder. 

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„ 16. 

.. 29. 

Jan. 5. 

„ 28. 

Feb. 25. 

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April 7. 

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May 5. 
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June 9. 
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Oct. 6. 

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„ 18. 

Nov. 1. 

,, 10. 

First National. 

Her Majesty Love. 

Other Mrs. Phipps, The. 
Murder on the Second Floor. 
Gentleman for a Day. 
Lost Lady, The. 
Fireman Save My Child. 
Honourable Mr. Wong, The. 
Its Tough to be Famous. 
Famous Ferguson Case, The. 

Alias the Doctor. 

Rich Are Always With Us, The. 

Miss Pinkerton. 

Strange Love of Molly Louvain. 

Love is a Racket. 

Dark Horse, The. 

Tenderfoot, The. 

Working Wives. 

Two Seconds. 

High Society. 

Crooner, The. 

Lucky Ladies. 

Doctor X. 

Cabin in the Cotton, The. 
Tiger Shark. 
Little Fella. 
Way of Life, The. 
Crash, The. 
Three On a Match. 


Yellow Passport, The 

Rasp, The. 

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Over the Hill. 



Star Reporter, The. 







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Rainbow Trail, The. 


Dance Team. 




Charlie Chan's Chance. 

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Stepping Sisters. 



Business and Pleasure. 

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Silent Witness, The. 



Cheaters at Play. 


Gay Caballero, The. 



Once Bitten. 



After To-morrow. 


She Wanted a Millionaire. 


Disorderly Conduct. 




Devil's Lottery, The. 


Careless Lady. 



Amateur Daddy. 



Double Dealing. 



We Humans. 



Flat No. 9. 



Trial of Vivienne Ware, The 



.Ambassador Bill. 


Woman in Room 13. 



While Paris Sleeps. 


Almost Married. 


Man About Town. 


Society Girl. 


Safe Proposition, A. 
Bachelor's Affairs. 





Mystery Ranch. 




Week Ends Only. 



Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 



First Year, The. 




Burnt Offering. 


Down to Earth. 



Painted Woman, The. 



Chandu the Magician. 



After Dark. 



Embassy Girl. 



Salomy Jane. 

Six Hours to Live. 


Holiday Lovers. 


Golden West, The. 


Rackety Rax. 


Too Busy to Work. 

G. & L. 

Dec. 4. His Wife's Lover. 


Dec. 2. Neck and Neck. 

,, 3. Arizona Terror. 

,, 4. Gentleman of Paris, A. 

,, 8. Is there Justice ? 

Jan. 12. X Marks the Spot. 

Feb. 9. In Line of Duty. 

,, 10. Mounted Fury. 

12. Third String, The. 

Mar. 8. Forgotten Women. 

,, 9. Devil on Deck. 

,, 11. Air Eagles. 

April 5. Hotel Continental. 

„ 12. Law of the Sea. 

May 9. File 113. 

„ 9. Vanity Fair. 

,, 10. Lena Rivers. 

,, 10. Hell's House. 

11. Cannonball Express. 

July 19. Scoop, The. 

,, 19. Strangers of the Evening 

„ 27. With Cobham to Kivu. 

Aug. 20. Widow in Scarlet, The. 

Sept. 14. Deceit. 

Sept. 14. 
Oct. 19. 
Nov. 1 . 
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Puss in Boots. 

Tempest, The. 

Man Called Back, The. 

Those We Love. 

Stoker, The 

No Living Witness. 

Rome Express. 

After the Ball. 

Parisian Romance, A. 

H. and S. 



At the Circus. 




Sunshine Susie. 



Lord Babs. 



Frightened Lady, The. 


Hotel Splendide. 


Lightning Warrior, The. Galloping 

Ghost, The 



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Get That Girl. 


Almost Married. 



Shadow of the Eagle, The. 


Wedding Rehearsal. 

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Marry Me. 


There Goes the Bride. 



Speed Madness. 




Battle of Life, The. 



Robinson Crusoe. 




Lullaby, The. 

,, 2. Beau Chumps. 
Jan. 12. Private Lives. 

., 13. Happy Landing, The. 
,, 14. Hell Divers. 
,, 19. Emma. 
,, 19. Temperance Fete, The. 
,, 21. West of Broadway. 
Mar. 2. Passionate Plumber, The. 
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Lovers Courageous. 
Beast of the City. 
Busts and Bustles. 
Two White Arms. 
Crooked Lady, The. 
Mata Hari. 
Polly of the Circus. 
Come Into My Parlour. 
Are you Listening ? 
Tarzan the Ape Man. 
But the Flesh is Weak. 
Wet Parade, The. 
When a Fellow Needs a Friend. 
June 1. Letty Lynton. 
July 13. New Morals for Old. 
,, 13. Night Court. 
„ 13. As You Desire Me. 
16. Unashamed. 
16. Mad Masquerade, The. 

16. Impossible Lover, The. 

17. Diamond Cut Diamond. 

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5. Skyscraper Souls. 
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Madchen in Uniform. 
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This Reckless Age. 

Dr. Jekvll and Mr. Hyde. 

Ebb Tide. 

Women Who Play. 

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Strangers in Love. 
Wiser Sex, The. 
Two Kinds of Women. 
Miracle Man, The. 

Charm School, The til Et Charm ant), 

Man I Killed, The. 

This is the Night. 

Broken Wing, The. 

Lily Christine. 

Dancers in the Dark. 

Strange Case of Clara Dcanc. The. 

Sky Bride, The. 

Down Our Street. 

Misleading Ladv, The. 

One Hour With You 

Working Girls. 

World and the Flesh, The. 

Thunder Below. 

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Forgotten Cornniandnunts. 
Man from Yesterday, The. 
Million Dollar Legs. 
Make Me a Star. 
Devil and the Deep. 
Money Means Nothing. 
Lady and Gent. 
Horse Feathers. 
Sporting Widow, The. 
Vanishing Frontier, The. 
Men of To-morrow. 
Movie Crazy. 
Night of June 13. 
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70,000 Witnesses. 
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Phautom President, The. 
Love Me To-Night. 
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Night After Night. 
Barton Mystery, The. 
Trouble in Paradise. 




Cavalier of the West. 





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Monte Carlo Madness. 



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Tin Gods. 


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Bachelor's Baby. 


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Carnival Boat. 


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Man from New Mexico, The. 


Son of Mine. 


Midnight Patrol. 

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Vanishing Men. 



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Night Express, The. 




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Here's George. 



Doctor's Sacrifice. The. 


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,, 31. Reputation. „ 24 

April 1. Panama Flo'. „ 26. 

,, 5. Lost Squadron, The. ,, 26. 

,, 7. Saddle Buster, The. ,, 27. 

,, 26. Girl Crazy. ,, 31. 

May 11. Melody of Life. June 2. 

,, 11. Young Bride. ,, 22. 

,, 12. Sign of Four, The. ,, 22. 

June 28. Ghost Valley. ,, 23. 

,, 28. Impassive Footman, The. ,, 23. 

,, 29. Roadhouse Murder, The. July 1. 

,, 30. Love on the Spot. 1. 

July 1. What Price Hollywood. Sept. 6. 

Aug. 20. Is My Face Red ? ,, 7. 

,, 24. Cardigan's Last Case. ,, 9. 

,, 25. Beyond the Rockies. ,, 14. 

25. Westward Passage. ,, 14. 

,. 26. Roar of the Dragon, The. ,, 16. 

„ 26. Bring 'Em Back Alive. ,, 20. 

Sept. 15. Looking on the Bright Side. ,, 21. 

Oct. 13. Bird of Paradise. ,, 21. 

„ 18. Hold 'Em Jail. ,, 27. 

,, 18. Face at the Window, The. Oct. 7. 

,, 19. Hell's Highway. „ 7. 

„ 20. Hound of Zaroff. ,, 11. 

„ 26. Hidden Valley. ,, 12. 

Nov. 22. Strange Justice. ,, 12. 

,, 22. Come on Danger. ,. 14. 

,, 23. Thirteen Women. ,, 25. 

,, 23. World, the Flesh and the Devil, The Nov. 2. 

„ 24. Phantom of Crestwood, The. 

,, 24. Are These Our Children ? 

„ 25. Bill of Divorcement, A. £» 


April iS. First Mrs. Fraser, The Jan. 6. 

Oct. 20. Wonderful Story, The. ' 8. 

,, si. Fool s Advice, A. ,, 20. 

„ 28. Drifting Souls. 22. 

.. 26. 

United Artists. Feb. 9. 

Dec. 8. Deadline, The. .. »°- 

„ 8. Two-Way Street. ,. * 6 - 

,, 10. Platinum Blonde, The. Mar. I. 

,, 11. Men in Her Life. .. 3- 

,, 11. Shotgun Pass. .. ll - 

,, 15. Age for Love, The. •• 1 *>- 

17. Guilty Generation, The. .• «»■ 

,, 18. Deceiver, The. .. 2 9- 

,, 18. One-Way Trail. April 8. 

23. Miracle Woman, The. M- 

,, 29. Corsair. .• >9- 

Jan. 14. Secret Witness, The. •. JO - 

15. Round the World in 80 Minutes. .. 2 5- 

,, 21. Maker of Men. >• 2 5- 

21. Above Rubies. •• 

„ 25. Collision. Ma >' 3 

Feh. 4. Menace, The. > 

,, 16. Forbidden. 't 2 4- 

17. Tonight or Never. .• 2 5- 

Mar. 1. Three Wise Girls. •• 

3. Self Made Lady. June 7- 

,, 4. Determination. 9- 

,, 14. Threads. 

,, 15. Behind the Mask. >■ 17- 

., 17. C.O.D. • 23- 

17. Texas Cyclone, The. .. 23. 

18. South of the Rio Grande. -9- 
„ 22. Ridin' for Justice. •. 3° 
„ 22. Fighting Fool, The. July 1. 

23. Struggle, The. .. -<>• 

23. Arrowsruith. -<>• 

.. 29. Call Box Mystery, l"he. Aug. 5. 

11. Big Time. •• S- 

May 1 . Love Affair. *5- 

Cock of the Air. 
High Speed. 
Sky Devils. 

Greeks Had a Word for Them, The. 

His Lordship. 

Divine Love. 

Daring Danger. 

Attorney for the Defence. 

Riding Tornado, The. 

Silver Lining, The. 

Two Fisted Law. 

Soldiers of Fortune. 

By Whose Hand. 

Hollywood Speaks. 

Men of Steel. 

American Madness. 

McKenna of the Mounted. 

White Zombie. 

Night Club Lady, The. 


This Sporting Age. 

Last Man, The. 

Western Code, The. 

Blond Captive, The. 

Night Mayor, The. 

White Eagle. 

Mr. Robinson Crusoe. , 


Invisible Power. 


Strictly Dishonourable. 
Gay Buckaroo, The. 
Her Highness Commands. 
Nice Women. 
House Divided, A. 
Unexpected Father, The. 
Racing Youth. 
Law and Order. 
A Nous la Liberte. 
Lloyd of the C.I.D. 
Love Redeemed. 
Local'Bad Man. 
Samaritan, The. 
Impatient Maiden, The. 
Steady Company. 

Cohens and Kellysin Hollywood, The 

Murders in the Rue Morgue. 

Stowaway, The. 

Spirit of the West. 

Dcstry Rides Again. 

Scandal for Sale. 


Behind Stone Walls. 
Toll of Destiny. 
Devil's Brother. The. 
Night World, The 
Hell's Headquarters. 

Doomed Battalion, The. 
Radio Patrol, The. 
Rider of Death Valley. 
Fast Companions. 
Sunset Trail. 
Whistling Dan. 
Heroes of the West. 
A Man's Land. 
Branded Men. 
Veil of a Night. A. 
I )< tisace. 

Green Spot Mystery, The. 
Tom Brown of Culver. 

Edgar Wallace's " KONG " — Radio, of course ! 

The RenUrs of 1932 Film". 


Aug. 25. 

,. 25. 

>, 23- 

.. 29- 








Dec. io. 

,, io. 

„ 23. 

„ 26. 

„ 5°- 

„ 3i- 

Feb. 17. 

Mar. 18. 

„ 3>- 

April 11. 

1. 12. 

,. 14- 

May 1 1 . 

June 1 . 

„ 24. 

., 30. 

July 18. 

» 21. 

Aug. 5. 

,. 19- 

Sept. 6. 

>. 19- 

11 20. 

Oct. 3- 



Dec. 29. 
Jan. 8. 

My Pal the King. 

Boiling Point, The. 
Third Gun, The. 
Kange Law. 
Texas Gun Fighter. 
1 (Id Dark House, The. 
Back Street. 
Pocatello Kid, The. 
Jungle Mystery, The. 
Once in a Lifetime. 
Penalty of Fame, The. 
Fourth Horseman, The. 
Blue Light, The. 
Hidden Gold. 
Sport of a Nation. 
Afraid to Talk. 
Lost Special, The. 


Dance Little Lady. 
Kich and Strange. 
To-night's the Night. 
Love Race, The. 
Strictly Business. 
Man from Death Valley. 
Civilisation of Africa, T(je. 
Josser Joins the Navy. 
Innocents of Chicago. 
Land of Wanted Men, The. 
Brother Alfred. 
Galloping Through. 
Sin's Pay Day. 
Jungle Hell. 

Indiscretions of Eve, The. 
Lucky Girl. 
England Awake. 

Zane Grey in South Sea Adventures. 
Black Diamonds. 
Aiter Office Hours. 
No. 17. 

Last Coupon, The. 

Back to Nature. 

Josser on the River. 

Fires of Fate. 

Maid of the Mountains. 

Arms and the Man. 

His Wife's Mother. 

Josser in the Armv. 

Get That Lion. 

Island of Peril, The. 

Cock-Eyed Animal World, The. 

Lord Camber's Ladies. 

Sleepless Nights. 

Money Talks. 

Let Me Explain, Dear. 



Under Eighteen. 

Woman from Monte Carlo, The. 

Jan. 26. 

Mar. 8. 


„ 23. 

., 23. 

April 6. 

,, 6. 

„ 13- 

., 15- 

May 20. 

11 21. 

|une 16. 

July 5. 

1. 8. 

ii 12- 

,.. 29. 

Aug. 3. 

., 5- 



Dec. 21. 

,. II. 

Jan. 5. 

.. 13- 

Feb. 18. 

„ 26. 

Mar. 17. 

ii 21. 

,, 28. 

May 18. 

June 25, 

., 27. 

]ulv 26. 

„ 27. 

„ 28. 

Sept. 8. 

„ 26. 

Oct. 17. 

,, '9- 

,, 31. 

Nov. 8. 

,. 14- 

Jan. 21. 
Aug. 4. 

» 4- 
Sept. 27. 

High Pressure. 
F^xpert, The 
Help Yourself. 
Letter of Warning, A. 
Voice Said Good-night, A. 
Heart of New York, The. 
Silent Voice, The. 
Play Girl. 
Crowd Roars, The. 
Beauty and the Boss. 
So Big. 

Mouthpiece, The. 
Enemies of the Public. 
Man Wanted. 
Jewel Robbery. 
Winner Take All. 
Stranger in Town. 
Purchase Price, The. 
Street of Women. 
Successful Calamity, A. 
Silver Greyhound, The. 
Hawk, The. 
Big City Blues. 
Blind Spot. 
Big Stampede. 
Two Against the World. 
One Way Passage. 
Blessed Event. 
Her Night Out. 

W. & F. 


Sky Spider, The. 

Blue Danube, The. 

When Blonde Meets Blonde. 

Condemned to Death. 

Murder at Covent Garden. 

Sally of the Subway. 

A Night Like This. 

Chinese Puzzle, The. 

Good-night, Vienna. 


Jack's the Boy. 

Mayor's Nest, The. 

Love on Wheels. 


Love Contract, The. 
Lodger, The. 
Leap Year. 
Flag Lieutenant, The. 
Tempest, The. 
Tell Me To-night. 
Happy Ever After. 
Say It With Music. 


Un Soir du Rafle. 
Truth About Africa. 
War is Hell. 
Return of Raffles, The. 

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Films Registered under the Act. 



Official Board of Trade List. 

UNDER the new Vilms Act, Section 6, the Board of Trade must keep a register 
of films to which the Act applies. By the courtesy of the Editor of the Hoard of 
Trwle Journal, wo are enabled to present a list covering the period from December 1, 
1031, to November 30, 3932. 

Films, the names of which appear in italics, are parts of series (or serials). 

The figures under the heading "Length (feet)" have, in several cases, been altered 
since the original registration and the corrected figures now appear. Other corrections 
as notified by the Board of Trade have been made : Br. before the Registered No. 
indicates a British Film ; F , a Foreign Film ; and E. is British, but not available 
for British quota. 

All arcsound films except those specially distinguished — thus f which are silent and J 
which are silent with synchronised accompaniment. 

Title of Film. 

DECEMBER 4, 1931. 
Conquest of the Air 

The Rasp 

Man of Mayfair ... 

Sunshine Susie 


Two Way Street ... 



The Star Reporter 

Be a Sport 


Uentlcman of Paris 



Rich and Strange... 

Love Race 
The Old Man 
The Beggar Student 

The Other Mrs. Phipps 


Registered by. 




United Artists ... 

New Era 

M. A. Wetherell ,v 

F. G. Connor. 




W. & F. . 

Pathe Pictures 
British Lion 

Maker's name. 



2,325 Br. 0700 

Film Engineering 
Co., Ltd. 

Paramount British 

Gainsborough ... 

4,000 Br. 6713 


Ni -ttlcfold Prod. 

New Era Prod. ... 

Hero Films, Ltd. 

Film Engineering 

John Bctts 




Majestic Films 8,547 
and New Era 

Gaumont Co. 

B. * D. 

B.I.P. ... 
British Lion 
Amalg. Films 




Br. 6734 
Br. 6735 

3,995 Br. 0752 

Br. 6758 

Br. 6764 
Br. 6765 

Br. 6801 

Br. 6805 

6,997 Br. 6816 

Br. 6830 
Br. 6834 

Br. 6839 
Br. 6840 
Br. 6841 


3,631 Br. 6849 

Real Art PtmL ... 

Warner F.N. Prod. 6,266 Br. 6862 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI" — Radio, of course! 

JANUARY 7, 1932. 
Murder on the Second Floor F.N.F.D. 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

To-night's the Night 

Frail Women 

The Blue Danube 

Service for Ladies 

Registered by. 
... Ward our 
... Radio 
... W. & P. 

... Paramount 


Above Rubies United Artists 

The Temperance Fete (Ad- M.-G.-M. 
ventures of Bindle). 

Condemned to Death ... W. <& F. ... 


Money For Nothing 

Our Farmer Prince 

Dance, Pretty Lady 

Secrets of Nature (Series 
No. 3) :— 

Water Folk 

Dream Flowers ... 

The Great Crated Grebe... 

Short Eared Owl 

The Bittern 

Two Pounder 

Strictly Business 

The Third String 

United Artists . 
Pathe Pictures 



... Gaumont 
The Missing Rembrandt ... P.D.C. .. 

Maker's name. Length No. 


B.I.P 6,686 Br. 687 6 

Real Art Prod., 6,519 Br. tit 96 

B. and D. Film 6,510 Br. 6901 

Paramount Brit. 8,400 Br. 6902 

R. J. Pugh ... 3,921 Br. 6910 

Fogwell Films, Ltd. 4,112 Br. 6912 

Twickenham 6,972 Br. 6919 

Studios, Ltd. 

G. B. Samuelson 





Welsh Pearson 
Films, Ltd. 

Studios, Ltd. 

Paramount ... Paramount- 


... Mutual Pict., Ltd. 

Ebb Tide 

Lloyd of the C.I.D. 
(serial): — 
Epuode 1 
Episode 2 
Episode 3 
Episode 4 
Epuode 5 
Episode 6 
Epitode 7 
Episode 8 
Episode 9 
Epuode 10 
Episode 11 
Episode 12 

*»* The registration of the film " Lloyd of the C.I.D. — Episode 1 ' 
7003), has been amended so as to provide for a feature version entitled 
Mystery," (Universal), registered length 6,121 feet. 

7,085 Br. 6924 

6,569 Br. 6933 

3,621 Br. 6941 

5.786 Br. 6946 

846 E. 6953 

836 E. 6954 

830 E. 6955 

822 E. 6956 

863 E. 6957 

750 E. 6958 

4,155 Br. 6983 

5,931 Br. 6991 

7,588 Br. 6992 

6,700 Br. 6993 


Br. 7003 
Br. 7004 
Br. 7005 
Br. 7006 
Br. 7007 
Br. 7008 
Br. 7009 
Br. 7010 
Br. 7011 
Br. 7012 
Br. 7013 
Br. 7014 

(Universal), (Br. 
" The Green Spot 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 


Lord Babs 


Murder at Covent Garden 

Inns and Outs 

The Game of Chance 

Self Made Lady 

Thoroughbred (Sound and 

MARCH 11. 

Busts and Bustles 

MARCH 15. 

In A Monastery Garden ... 


MARCH 17. 
The Final Reckoning 
The Crooked Lady 

&1RCH 18. 

Once Bitten 


A Night Like This 

MARCH 19. 
Two White Arms 

MARCH 22. 
Women Who Pay 

Water G ipsies 

The Strangler 

Help Yourself 

Postal Orders 


MARCH 23. 
Camera Cocktales, No. 1 .. 

Camera Cocktales No. 2.. 
Camera Cocktales No. 3.. 
Camera Cocktales No. 4.. 
Camera Cocktales No. 5.. 
A Lucky Sweep ... 
The Spare Room ... 
The House Opposite 

MARCH 24. 
The Marriage Bond 

Nine Till Six 

The Chinese Puzzle 

MARCH 29. 

Hotel Splendide ... 

Ag and Bert 

Registered by. 

W. & F 

Equity British . 

Maker's name. Length No. 


Gainsborough ... 6,934 Br. 7015 

Twickenham Film 6,000 Br. 7016 
Studios, Ltd. 

Delta Pictures, 

Equity British 

950 Br. 7028 
5,970t Br. 7030 

United Artists ... F. George King, 6,990 Br. 7037 

Equity British ... Equity British ... 5,860 Br. 7053 



3,010 Br. 7057 

A.P. & D. Co. 
United Artists 


Studios, Ltd. 
G. B. Samuelson 

7,260 Br.7067 
6,978 Br. 7068 

Equity British 
M -G.-M. 

Equity British 
Real Ait Prod. 

5,825 1 Br. 7071 
6,956 Br. 7072 


United Artists 

W &F. . 

„ ... 4,448 

Westminster Films. 5,967 

B. & D 6,600 

Cinema House 

Br. 7073 
Br. 7079 

Br. 7084 

7,202 Br. 7085 


Warner ... 


Associated Talking 7,177 



Warner F.N. Prod 

7,185 Br. 7088 


Br. 7089 

4,125 Br. 7090 
6,105 Br. 7091 
Br. 7092 
Br. 7093 




British Sound 
Film Produc- 
tions, Ltd., and 
Hall - Mark 
Films, Ltd. 





National Talkies 



1,075 Br. 7096 


Br. 7097 
Br. 7098 
Br. 7099 
Br. 7100 
Br. 7101 
Br. 7102 
Br. 7103 


W. & F. Film 

Warner ... 

... Twickenham Film 
Studios, Ltd. 

... Assoc Talking 
Pictures, Ltd. 

... Twickenham Film 
Studies, Ltd. 

... Film Tngineering 

Co., Ltd. 
... British Sound Film 

Productions, Ltd 

7,392 Br. 7105 

6,828 Br. 7106 

7,359 Br. 7107 

4,724 Br. 7115 

1,163 Br. 7116 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN"— Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 
March 29— (Contd.) 
Favourite Airs 

A Voice Said Good-night 
A Letter of Warning 

MARCH 30. 
Good-night, Vienna 
Come Into My Parlour ... 
Camera Cocktales No. 6 ... 

The Call Box Mystery 

JtARCH 31. 

Castle Sinister 

The Frightened Lady 

Life Goes on 

Aren't We All 


Dilly and Dally 

Dot and Carrie 

An Intimate Interlude 

His Great Moment 

The Intruder 

Partners Please 

Account Rendered 

The New Hotel 

Josser Joins the Navy 


British Industries (series) : 

APRIL 15. 

Brother Alfred 

Innocents of Chicago 

APRIL 19. 

Tin Gods 

APRIL 21. 

Northern Lights 

The First Mrs. Fraser ... 

APRIL 27. 
The Bad Companions 

APRIL 29. 

Double Dealing 

APRIL 30. 
Lily Christine 

MAY 2. 

The Superior Sex 

Man of Mystery 

Lost, One Wife 

MAY 4. 

Secrets of Nature (Series 
No. 4) :— 
llomance in a Pond 
The Frothblower 
The Nightingale 
Orphtini of the Wood ... 
Haiders oj the Fen* 
Springtime in the Scillies 

Registered by. 
Warner ... 

W. & F. 

United Artists 




Inter! PTod., Ltd. 

Equity British 



British Films, Ltd. 

Stephen L. Cour- 


Path* ... 


Equity ... 

Maker's name Length No. 


British Sound Film 1,066 Br. 7117 

Productions, Ltd 

3,214 Br. 7118 
„ 3,041 Br. 7119 

B. & D 

G.E.M. Prod. ... 
Hall-Mark Films 
Orient Pict.Corp., 

G. B. Samuelson 

6,833 Br. 7120 

4,214 Br. 7121 

1,020 Br. 7122 

5,021t Br. 7123 

6,547 Br. 7124 

Delta Pict., Ltd. 4,410 Br. 7129 

Gainsborough ... 

B. & D 

Inter, Cine, Corp., 

British Sound 
Film Prod. 






Br. 7130 
Br. 7131 
Br. 7137 
Br. 7138 

Br. 7139 
Br. 7140 
Br. 7141 

Br. 7142 
Br. 7143 
Br. 7145 
Br. 7140 
Br. 7147 

British Films, Ltd. 

Pathc Pictures ... B.I.P. 

6,215 Br. 7174 

910 E. 7201 

6 633 Br. 7234 
6,139 Br. 7235 

4,661 Br. 7278 

Albion Film Synd. 3.2C8 E. 7289 
... 7,700 Br. 7290 


Fogwell Films, 

Real Art Produc- 
tions, Ltd. 

Paramount Brit- 
ish Productions. 

British Sound 
Film Prod. 

3,917 Br. 7327 

5,966 Br. 7360 

4,373 Br. 7361 

7,452 Br. 7364 

985 Br. 7360 

980 Hr. 7307 

960 Br. 7368 


11. IV. 


K. 7371 
E. 7372 
E. 7373 
E. 7374 
E. 7375 
B. 7376 

W. H. Hudson's "GREEN MANSIONS" — Radio, of course ! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

Registered by. 

Maker's name. 



( feet). 

MAY 7. 

% T r . Dill t li o Conqueror .. 


1! I.I'. 


j jr. 7387 

MAY 10. 


First National ... 

Warner Bros. 


i ,463 

J >r. , .198 

First National. 

The Faithful Heart 



i ,004 

l»r. < SQ9 

MAY 13. 

Toll of Destiny 


Orient Picture 


Br. 7413 


MAY 17. 

The Sign of Four... 


Associated Talk- 


Br. 7419 

ing Pictures. 

MAY 18. 

Flat No. 9 


V. H. Deuchai ... 


Br. 7429 

MAY -21. 

The Indiscretions of Bvo .. 




Br. 7443 

MAY 26. 

White Face 

W. it F 

Gainsborough and 


Br. 7475 

British Linn. 

MAY 2S. 

Bachelor's Baby 

Pat he 



Br. 7488 

MAY 31. 

The Isles of Soilly —Part I. 

Albion Film Synd. 

Kings way General 


E. 7501 

Film Prod. 

The. Isles of Scilly— Part 2 


E. 7502 

JUNE 3. 

His Lordship 

United Artists ... 



Br. 7514 

JUNE 11. 

Down Our Street 

. Paramount 

Paramount ... 


Br. 7531 

JUNE 21. 

Land's End to The Lizard H. it S 

. H. * S 


E. 7563 

The New Forest 



E. 7564 

King Arthur's Country .. 


E. 7565 

JUNE 23. 

Lucky Girl 

. Wardour 

. B.I.P. 


Br. 7582 

JUNE 27. 

Jack's the Boy 

. W. & F. 

Gainsborough ... 


Br. 7591 

JUNE 29. 

A Safe Proposition 

. Fox , 

. Real Art 



JUNE 30. 

Strip Strip Hooray 

. Pathe 



Br. 7604 

The Impassive Footman .. 

. Radio 



Br. 7606 

JULY 1. 

After Office Hours 

. Wardour 


7 100 

Br. 7G14 

Love on the Spot ... 

. Kadio 

! A.T.V. ... ... 


Br. 7615 

JULY 4. 

The Mayor's Nest 

. W. & F 

B. it D. ... 


Br. 7635 

Kamet Conquered 

. F. S. Smythe ... 

F. S. Smythe 


E. 7636 

JULY 9. 

England Awake ... 

. Wardour 

British Instruc- 


Br. 7650 


Black Diamonds 

Hanmer Produe- 


E. 7652 


JULY 12. 

Musical Gems of Ireland 

(series) : — 

Hills of Donegal 

. Butcher's 

Patrick Keenan 


Br. 7654 


Meeting of the Waters .. 



Br. 7655 

The Blue Hills of A ntrim 


Br. 765(1 

Green Isle of Erin 


Br. 7657 

JULY 19. 

The F'lying Squad 

. British Lion 

British Lion Film 


Br. 7677 

Corp., Ltd. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

JULY 20. 

Number Seventeen 

JULY 26. 

When London Sleeps 

JULY 27. 

Summer Time in Surrey 

JULY 28. 

Love on Wheels ... 

JULY 29. 


The Love Contract 

High Society 

Wedding Rehearsal 


A " Yell " of a Night 

Dual Control 


The Last Coupon 

A Tight Corner ... 

On the Air 

Heroes of the Mine 

The Third Gun 

Registered by. 


A. P. & D. 

H. AS. ... 

W. A F. ... 

W. & F. 
W. .v F. 

First National 








Money Means Nothing 

Arms and the Man 


Musical Gems of Wales 
(series) : — 
Land of My Fathers 
Wilt of Mu Old Wflxh 

Home ... 
One Bright Summer 

Belli of Aberdocei/ 


Capture M.-G.-M. 

Music Memories (Series 
No. 1) :— 

Prelude Ace Films, Ltd. 

Moonlight Sonata ... ,, 
Liebeitraum ... ... ,, 

Funeral Dante of a 

MarionetU ,, 

Maker's name. 
B.I. P. ... 

Studios, Ltd. 

Length No. 

5,766 Br. 7684 
7,025 Br. 7699 

Paramount British 7,162 Br. 7705 

H. & S. ... 
B. & D. ... 

Warner First 

London Film. 

909 E. 7706 

7,831 Br. 7710 

7,014 Br. 7714 

7,233 Br. 7715 

4,573 Br. 7725 

7,595 Br. 7726 

C. a. Bccket, 3.831 Br. 7742 
Williams, R. E. 
Wishart. M. 
Lang. Max Zeit- 
lin and L. A. 



Real Art Prod., 



B.S.F'.P., Ltd.. 
and Hall Mark 
Films, Ltd. 

B. & D 


Patrick K. Heale Patrick K. Heale 

Sound City, Ltd. 
Delta Pictures . 

1,800 Br. 7752 

7,553 Br. 7757 

4,409 Br. 7758 

1,669 Br. 7768 

4,375 Br. 7771 

3,250 Br. 7789 

6,314 Br. 7805 

7,746 Br. 7822 

863 E. 7826 

915 E. 7827 

890 E. 7828 

821 E. 7829 

801 Br. 7838 

815 Br. 7841 

719 Br. 7842 

716 Br. 7843 

815 Br. 7844 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course I 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 


The Lodgei 

Josser on the River 
Men of Steel 

With Cobham to Kivu ... 
(see also E. 7982-3-4). 

Lucky Ladies 
Looking on the Bright Side 

The Silver Greyhound ... 


Vires of Fate 

Old Spanish Customers ... 


Diamond Cut Diamond ... 


Here's George 

Curiosities of Bird Life ... 

The Oak Eggar Moth 
The Swallow-tail Butterfly 
Birds of River and Mere 
Sea Birds 


Maid of the Mountains ... 

The Return of Ra ffies 

Men of To-morrow 

His Wife's Mother 

The Safe 

The Blind Spot 

Leap Year 

The Bailiffs 

Marry Me 

Her Night Out 


Josser In The Armv 
Verdict Of The Sea 

Little Fella 

Registered by. 
W. and F. 

United Artists .. 

Maker's name. 






Visual Education, 





Warner . . 

W. A F. . . 



Warner . . 



Twickenham Film 


Langham Prod., 


Length No. 

7,685 Br. 7845 


Br. 7847 
Br. 7848 

6,023 E. 7850 

Warner-F.N. Prod. 6,734 Br. 7852 

Assoc. Talking 7,398 Br. 7856 

Warner-F.N.Prod. 3,866 Br. 7857 


Sound City. Ltd. 
Cinema House, Ltd. 6,385 


Br. 7860 
Br. 7861 
Br. 7862 
Br. 7867 

Thomas Charles 

Visual Education, 

5,793 Br. 7868 

774 E. 7886 


E. 7887 

E. 7888 

E. 7889 

E. 7890 



... 7,228 Br. 7898 
Mark- 6,715 Br. 7899 

London Film Pro. 8,000 Br. 7907 

B.I.P 6,298 Br. 7911 

Sound City, Ltd. 1,873 Br. 7912 

Warner F.N. Prod. 6,796 Br. 7938 

B. and D. . . 8,106 Br. 7940 

Assoc. Talking 2,291 Br. 
Pict. Ltd. 




B.I.P. . . 
Regina Films 


7,800 Br. 7957 

4,083 Br. 7959 


Br. 7969 
Br. 7970 

4,017 Br. 7981 

The registration of the Gaumont film entitled "With Cobham to Kivu " (E. 7850), 
has been amended, and the film is now also registered as follows : — 

Into the Great Unknown Gaumont .. Gaumont .. 2,335 E. 7982 

Monsters of the Swamp .. do. .. do. .. 2,165 E. 7983 

Mountains of the Moon . . do. . . do. . . 1,977 E. 7984 

Charles Morgan's "THE FOUNTAIN" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinetnatograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

Registered by. 

Maker's name. 




Kit -. t 


The Flag Lieutenant 

. . W. and F. 

B. and D. 


Br. 7985 

The Face at the Window Radio 

Real Art Prod. . 


Br. 7986 

There Goes the Bride 




Br. 7994 


Watch Beverly 

. . Butcher's 

Sound City, Ltd. 


Br. 7998 


After Dark 

.. Fox 

Fox British Pict., 


Br. 8009 


The Wonderful Story 

. . Sterling 

Fogwell Films, 


Br. 8010 



The Shrimp Fishers 

of L. G. Jonas and J. 

L. G. Jonas and J. 793 

E. 8023 


G. Cunvngham 

G. Cunyngham 




That Night in Loudon 


London Film. Prod. 7,009 

Br. 8045 


Sally Bishop 

British Lion 

British Lion 


Br. 8049 


XT. U I J Uaj Lj\J V cf ; ■•• 


Harry I. Cohen.. 


Br. 8056 


Slccp'pss N i 1 1 1 1 ' * . . 


B.I.P. . . 


Br. 8059 

IN U V 1 , .u f • 1 , K J. 4 . 


Sound City, Ltd. 


Br. 8060 

YAVr \T 11 V TJ 17 

oa\ ix, \i ltn jiiiMt 

. . ». >\ t . t inn ser- 

British and Do- 


Br. 8080 

vice, Ltd. 

minions Film 

Corp., Ltd. 

LM t.Jli>!jK 1(5. 

WK^iTi T .. T 1 Vi i I rwl c *t 

»> nerc i*> inis jl»uU.\ : 

British Lion rum 



Br. 6083 

Corp., Ltd. 

Films Associa- 

tion, Ltd. 


Money Talks 

. . Wardour Films, 

British Interna- 


Br. 8090 


tional Pictures, 



The Barton Mystery 


B. A 1). . . 


Br. 8,099 


The World, the Flesh, 

. . Radio 

Real Art Prod. . 


Br. 8,107 

and the Devil. 










C.B.E., M.P 







A. B. KING, J. P. 

Secretary : L. T. MOORBY. 

Clemence Dane's "BILL OF DIVORCEMENT" — Radio, of coarse I 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

It Hi EMBER 1, 1931. 
sportslants No. 2 . . 
The Champ 


Registered by. Maker's name. 


Warner Bros. 




V. 0700 
F. 0701 

Alias the Bad Man ... Gaumont 
Congress Dances ... 
Strictly Dishonourable ... Universal 

Tiffany .. 
U.F.A. .. 


B. 0702 
V 6703 
F. 6704 
F. 6705 

Neck and Neck ... 
The Gay Buckaroo 

Peeking in Pekin ... 
Sealed Lips 
Arizona Terror 
The Lullaby 


... Sono Art 

. 5,660* 




... Allied Picture 





... Universal 

. 1,895 



. 1,579 




... Tiffany ... 

. 5,761 




... M.-G.-M. 

. 6,650 



The Yellow Passport 
A Burglar to the Rescue 
Sea Soldiers' Sweeties 
Sold at Auction ... 
Running Hollywood 

The Meal Ticket 

Good Pie Forever... 

The Fight 


The Hangover 

A Private Engagement .. 

Playing with Fire 

Sax Appeal 

Harmonizing Songs 

The Love Nest 

Matinee Idle 

School Daze 

The Servant Problem 

Grounds for Murder 








F. 6714 
F. 671 5 
F. 6716 
V. 6717 
F. 6718 
F. 6719 
F. 6720 
F. 6721 
F. 6722 
F. 6723 
F. 6724 
F. 6725 
F. 6726 
F. 6727 
F. 6728 
F. 6729 
F. 6730 
F. 6731 
F. 6732 
F. 6733 

So This is Arizona 

Riders of the Cactus 
The Beloved Bachelor .. 


Tauber Recital .. 
The Beach Party ... 

Sing Sing Song 

The Great Pie Mystery 

Barnyard Broadcast 

Taxi Troubles 

Quack Quack 

Up Pops the Duke 

Mystery of Compartment 

" C." 
Jungle Jam... 


Mickey's Thrill Hunters . 

The Deadline 

What Price Pants 

Is There Justice ? ... 

Secret Service 

His Wile's Lover ... 

Filmo phone 

Big 4 Film 









. Paramount 




British Lion 

. Emelka-Konzern 

1 ,570 




. Walt. Disney 




. Paul Terry 




. Educational 




. Walt. Disney 




. Educational 




. Paul Terry 









. Spencer Gordon 




Bennett Prod. 

. Amedec J. Van 





. Larry Darmour 







. RKO Corp. 




United Artists . 











. Sono Art 





. RKO 




(!. and L. 

. High Art Pict. ... 




Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 


The Kinematografth Year Book. 

Title of Film. 


Top of the Bill 

Platinum Blonde ... 
Screen Snapshots No. 12 ... 
Curiosities, No. 226 
Red Men Tell No Tales ... 


Over the Hill 

Rich Man's Folly 

Bimbo's Express ... 

Men in Her Life ... 

Shotgun Pass 



Queenie of Hollywood 


Once a Hero 

The Cat's Nightmare 

The Girl Rush 

The Explorer 

The Age for Love ... 

Sunday Clothes 

Curiosities No. 227 


The Beach Nut 

Finn and Caddie 

Betty Co-Ed 

Nothing to Declare- 
Cheaper to Rent 

Her Majesty Love 


Beau Chumps 

«Tiat a Bozo 

The Kick-off 

Docs is Dogs 

Call a Cop 

Big Ears 

Hasty Marriage 
Shiver my Umbers 
Vollrr and Smash 

One Good Turn 

The Guilty Generation 

Blonde Pressure ... 
Bars and Stripes ... 

The Deceiver 
The One Way Trail 
Butcher's Crackcrjack 
Comedies (series) : — 
Hulmy Vote 

Lucky Thirteen 
Stuttering Romance 

Sitting Pretty 

Sonc Paintings 

My Hero 

Fast and Pleasant 

The Bitter Half 

Sportsliints No. 14 
A Havana Cocktail 
.\ Marks the Spot 


Cavalier of The West 
Her Highness Commands... 
(Princesse a Vos Ordrcs). 

Registered by. 

Makers' name. 







F. 6759 

United Artists .. 



F. 6760 




F. 6761 




F. 6762 




F. 6763 




F. 6766 




F. 6767 




F. $768 

United Artists .. 



F. 6769 




F. 6770 


Paul Terry 


F. 6771 



F. 6772 


F. 6773 


F. 6774 


Walt. Disney 


F. 6775 




F. 6776 


Paul Terry 


F. 6777 

United Artists .. 



F. 6778 




F. 6779 


F. 6780 




V. 6781 



F. 6782 


F. 6783 


F. 6784 



F. 6785 


F. 6786 


First National .. 


F. 6787 


Hal E. Roach .. 

3 575 

F. 6788 


• > 


F. 6789 


Hal E. Roach .. 


F. 6790 



F. 6791 



F. 6792 

, ; 


F. 6793 



F. 6794 


F. 6795 

M.-G.'-M. .'. 


F. 6796 

Hal E. Koach .. 


F. 6797 

United Artists ... 



F. 6798 


F. 6799 




F. 6800 

United Artists 



F. 6802 


F. 6803 


Simple Simon 


F. 6804 





F. 6806 




F. 6807 




r. twos 


F. 6809 


F. 6810 


F. 6811 


F. 6812 


F. 6813 


F. 6814 


. Tiffany Prod. .. 

. 6,231 

F. 6815 

Pathe Pict. 

Artclass P. 


V. 6817 


V. Y. A 


F. 6*13 

WLoti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAM"— Radio, of course! 

Films Registered tinder the Act. 


Title of Film. 
Dec. 23, — (C'ontd.) 

Gates of Happiness 

Good Mourning ... 

The Naggers' Anniversary 

Opening Night 

Fashion's Mirror ... 

The Big House Party ... 

Sportslants No. 1 ... 

You Don't Know Wh:it 
You're DoinfT. 

Hittins the Trail for Halle- 
lujah Land. 

The Smart Set-Up 

Of All People 



Campus Sweethearts 
Mickey's Warriors 

The Miracle Woman 

Trader Hound 

Sportslants No. 3 

Mother Goose Melodies ... 

Re '^t <1 1> ' 
eeis e e u . 



u « 1;. 

' \ T' 1) 

\\ •! ruer ... . . 


F. 6819 


F. 6820 


F! 6821 


F. 6822 


F. 6823 


F. 6824 


F 6825 


f! 6820 


F. 6827 

. 1,694 

F. 6828 

. 1,990 

F. 0829 

Pathfi Pict. 

United Artists 
M.G.M. ... 

Artclass ... 


Larry Darmour. 

M.G.M. ... 
Warner ... 
Walt. Disney 



F. 6S31 
F. 6832 
F. 6833 

F. 6835 
F. 6836 
F. 6837 
F. 6838 

Once a Lady 
Gallagher and Shean 

Curiosities No. 228 
Dog Snatcher 

United Artists 


Art Cinema Corp. 



F. 6842 
F. 6843 
F. 6844 
F. 6845 
F. 6846 



S. S. Van Dine series :- 
The Clyde Mystery 

JANUARY 1. 1932. 
War Mamas 
Readin' and Writin' 
On the Loose 
Man from Death Valley 


.. Warner . 

.. M.-G.-M 

.. Wardour 

... Fox 


Hal. E. Roach 

Monogram Pict. 




F. 6847 
F. 6848 

F. 6850 
F. 6851 
F. 6852 
F. 6853 

6,198 F. 6854 


His Woman 

The Lease Breakers 

Half Holiday 

One More Chance 

The Fireman's Bride 
Torchy Turns the Tables 

A Day to Live 

Nice Women 

House of Mystery 

Strange As It Seems — No. 15 


The Sky Spider 

Smart Woman 

Strife of the Party 


Old Greatheart 

Cut It Out Doctor 

Monkey Shines 

Hollywood Halfbacks 

The Fisherman 


In the Shade of the Old 
Apple Sauce 


A House Divided 

Ideal" ... 


W. A F. 






Paul Terry 

Reserve Corp. 
R.K.O. ... 

R.K.O. ... 









F. 6855 
F. 6856 
F. 6857 
F. 6858 
F. 6859 
F. 6860 
F. 6861 
F. 6863 
F. 6864 
F. 6865 

F. 6866 
F. 6867 
F. 6868 

F. 6869 
F. 6870 
F. 6871 
F. 6872 
F. 6873 
F. 6874 

620 F. 6875 

6,020 F. 6877 

W. H. Hudson's "GREEN MANSIONS" — Radio, of course! 


The Kitiematograph Year Booh. 

Title of Film. 
Ian. ii, — (Contri.) 

The Hare Mail 

Under Eighteen 

S.S. Van Dine Series : — 
The Wall Street Mystery 

The Murdock Affair 


Booth Tarkington Series : 
■-makes Alive 

Registered by. 

Warner ... 


Maker's name. 

1 'niversal 
Warner . 



George Batcheller, 5,804 

F. 6878 
P. 6879 

F. 6880 

F. 6881 



948 F. C882 


Private Lives 


. M.-G.-M. 


F. 6883 

Wanted Men 

Equity British .. 

. Syndicate Pict. 


F. 6884 

. Reserve Corp. ... 

God's Country and the Man 


F. 6S85 

When Blende Meets Blonde 

W.&F. ... 


F. 6886 

The False Idol 


. Paramount 

5 800 

F. 6887 

Retire Inn 

'. RKO' ... '." 


F. 6888 

Peach O'Reno 



F. 6889 

Double Decoy 

Amedee J. Van 


F. 6890 


Swift Justice 


. Spencer Gordon 


F. 6891 

Bennet Prod. 



. Fox 


F. 6892 


The Secret Witness 
Monkey Doodles ... 
Soldier of Misfortune 

United Artists 


6,000 F. 6893 
825 F. 6894 
953 F. 6895 

A Melon Drama ... 
A Swiss Trick 

Hell Divers 
Happy Landing ... 


The Cheat 

Playing the Game 

West Front— 1918 

Suicide Fleet 

Husband's Holiday 
Little Annie Roouey 
More Gas 




The Film Society 



R.K.O. ... 
Amedee J. 










RKO Pathe Ex- 8 088 


F. 6897 
F. 6898 

F. 6899 
F. 6900 

F. 6903 
F. 6904 

F. 6905 
F. 6906 

F. 6907 
F. 6908 
F. 6909 

Maker of Men 
West of Broadway 


The Greater Love 

Vultures of the Law 
The Rainbow Trail 

United Artists 

Equity British 



Hal K. Roach ! 
Syndicate Pict. 

Fox "... 

... 6,708 F. 6911 



F. 6913 
F. 6914 
F. 6915 
F. 6916 

F. 6917 
F. 6918 

The Clown 

The Unexpected Father 

The Optimist 



P.D.C. ... 


R.K.O. Pathe 



F. 6920 
F. 6921 

5,967 F. 6922 
6,098 F. 6923 

Hash House Blues 
The China Plate ... 

United Artists 

Paul Terry 



F. 6925 
F. 6926 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Titie of Film. 

Jan. 27— (Contd.) 
Moonlight and Cactus 
Un Soir de Rafle (A Night 


High Pressure 

S. S. Van Dine Series : — 

The Week End Mystery... 
Opportunity Night 

Registered by. 

W. P. Film 

Warner ... 

Maker's name. 

Adolpe Osso 

Warner ... 






F. 6927 
F. 6928 

v. ivyi>.) 

F. 6930 

F. 6931 

F. 6932 


Racing Youth 

Oh, Grandma 

Looney Tunes (series) : — 
Bosco — The Doughboy .. 

Gentleman for a Day 

Dance Team 

Ladies of the Big House 
This Reckless Age 


The Menace 

For the Love of Fanny .. 
Mickey Cuts Up ... 
Girls and Goals 

The Eyes Have It 
Ladies of the Jury 
Use Your Noodle ... 





United Artists 






Walt Disney 



F. 6934 
F. 6935 

644 F. 6936 



F. 6937 
F. 6938 
F. 6939 
F. 6940 

F. 6942 
F. 6943 
F. 6944 
F. 6945 

906 F. 6947 
5,740 F. 6948 
1,692 F. 6949 

Charlie Chan's Chance 
Men of Chance 
The House Dick ... 


Many a Sip 
Stepping Sisters ... 
Showing Off 
The Jazzbo Singer 


The Dove 

Big Dame Hunting 


Basket BaU 

Victory Plays 
Slide, Babe, Slide ... 
The Red Shadow ... 
The Circus Show Up 





United Artists 

... Radio 




In Line of Duty 

Law and Order 

Grandma's Pet 

Strange as it Seems — No. 16 

Mask a Raid 

Fur Fur Away 


Socially Correct 

Minding the Baby 

Kitty from Kansas City ... 

Mounted Fury 





RKO Pathe 





Paul Terry 



Sono Art 

6,513 F. 6950 
6,055 F. 6951 
1,633 F. 6952 

5,204 F. 6959 





F. 6960 
F. 6961 
F. 6962 
F. 6963 

F. 6964 
F. 6965 

F. 6966 
F. 6967 
F. 6968 
F. 6969 
F. 6970 

538 F. 6971 

F. 6972 
F. 6973 
F. 6974 
F. 6975 
F. 6976 
F. 6977 
F. 6978 
F. 6979 
F. 6980 
F. 6981 

5,786 F. 6982 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 



The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

Butcher's Crackerjack 
Comedies (Series) : — 
Shocking Affair ... 

The Woman from Monte 


Martinelli ... 

S. S. Van Dine Series : — 
The Symphony Murder 


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde... 
Oh My Operation 


Jack and the Beanstalk ... 
A Pair of French Heels ... 

Keep Laughing 

The Spider and the Fly ... 

Forbidden ... 

She Served Him Right ... 

The Restless Sax 

Dangerous Dapper Dan ... 
A Nous La Liberty (Liberty) 

To-night or Never 

Mile. Irene the Great 

Shove Off 

Out of Bounds 

Jazz Reporters 
Dizzv Red Riding Hood 
By the Light of the Silvery 


The Lost Lady 

Registered by. 

"Warner ... 

Maker's name. 



Ideal" ... 
United Artists 

United Artists 

Simple Simon 







Walt Disney 


Films Sonores Tobis 8,720 

Samuel Goldwyn, 6,927 




F. 6984 
F. 6985 

F. 6986 
F. 6987 

1,967 F. 6988 

F. 6989 
F. 6990 

F. 6994 
F. 6995 
F. 6996 
F. 6997 
F. 6998 
F. 6999 
F. 7000 
F. 7001 
F. 7002 

F. 7017 

F. 7018 
F. 7019 
F. 7021 
F. 7022 
F. 7023 



6,232 F. 7024 


No One Man Paramount ... Paramount ... 6,400 F. 7025 

Business and Pleasure ... Fox Fox 7,070 F. 7026 

The Silent Witness 6,682 F. 7027 

Sally of the Subway 

W. and F. 

Rexserve Corp. 5,300 F. 7029 

The Clock Store 


Three Wise Girls 

The Piano Mover ... 

Love Redeemed 

Oh Teacher 

The Marriage Wow 

The Local Bad Man 

In the Bag 

Love Honour and He Pays 
Chinatown Mystery 
Arsene Lupin 
Lovers Courageous 


United Artists 


United Artists 
United Artists 


Walt Disney 


Amer-Anglo Corp. 

Allied Pictures 









F. 7031 

F. 7032 
F. 7033 
F. 7034 
F. 7035 
F. 7036 

F. 7038 
F. 7039 

F. 7040 
F. 7041 
F. 7042 
F. 7043 
F. 7044 

Rex Beach's 'GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


T ; * I _ _ ( 17:1.,, 
I ltlC Ot J' 1 1 111 . 

Registered by. 

IVfaker s name. 



( feet) 

AT A T? IT >7 

Sporting Chance 

Uritisn Lion 

"eericss ir rou. 

6 138 

V 7fiJA 

r . ivj'td 

Fireman Save my Child .. 

. F.N.F.D 



F. 7046 

The Beast of the City 

. M.-G.-M. 



F. 7047 


( ■nninuleship 

. A. L.iJ. ... . . 

Warn. ITiltn A Ct 
n ei u-r inn a. li. 

7 365 

F 7048 

The Fighting Marshal 

United Artists 

Columbia ... 

5 226 

F 7049 

Cheaters at Plav 




¥. 7050 

The Passionate Plumber .. 

. M.-G.-M. 



F. 7051 

Dream House 




F. 7052 


Forgotten Women... 

. Gaumont 



y. 7(i5t 

MARCH 10. 

The Expert 




F. 7055 

Devil on Deck 

. Gaumont 

Golden Arrow P. 


F. 7056 

MARCH 11. 
The Reckoning 

MARCH 12. 

Believe It Or Not— No. 12 

In Der Nacht 


MARCH 14. 
Air Eagles 

The Village Specialist 

The Samaritan 

Mechanical Man ... 
Meet the Princess 

MARCH 15. 
Minding the Baby 

MARCH 16. 
One Man Law 

MARCH 17. 
The Gay Caballero 
The Impatient Maiden ... 

Great Guns 

Behind the Mask 

Love Krazy 

MARCH 18. 
The Texas Cyclone 
War is Hell 

The Duck Hunt 

Shopping With Wifle 

MARCH 19. 
South of the Rio Grande 
The Nickel Nurser 

MARCH 22. 

Steady Company 

Mechanical Cow ... 

MARCH 23. 
After To-morrow 

MARCH 24. 

MARCH 29. 
She Wanted a Millionaire 

Mata Hari 

Polly of the Circus 

The Struggle 

Gall of the North 

Sez You 



Film Society, Ltd. 



United Artists 
United Artists 



United Artists 

United Artists 
W. & F. ... 


United Artists 


Peerless Prod. 

6,111 F. 7058 





United Artists 

Warner 810 F. 7059 

Robert Schumann 640 F. 7060 
Paramount ... 6,548 F. 7061 

Continental Talk- 6,278 F. 7062 

ing Pict. Corp. 

M.-G.-M. ... 676 F. 7063 

Amer.-Anglo Corp. 5,364 F. 7064 

Universal ... 592 F. 7065 

... 1,540 F. 7066 





Resco Film Pro- 
Walt. Disney 

Hal E. Roach 












F. 7069 
F. 7070 

F. 7074 
F. 7075 
F. 7076 
F. 7077 
F. 7078 

F. 7080 
F. 7081 

F. 7082 
F. 7083 

F. 7086 
F. 7087 

F. 7094 
F. 7095 

7,300 F. 7104 

6,881 F. 7108 

Fox 6,449 F. 7109 

M.-G.-M. ... 8,024 F. 7110 

6,241 F.7111 

D. W. Griffith, Inc. 7,046 F. 7112 

Columbia ... 960 F. 7113 

830 F. 7114 

Edgar Wallace's " KONG " — Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

MARCH 30. 
The Fighting Fool 
Ridin' for Justice ... 

Hollywood Goes Krazy . 

MARCH 31. 
Disorderly Conduct 
Imperfect Lover ... 
High-School Hoofer 
The Wise Quacker 
Looney Tunes (series) : — 

Big Hearted Bosko 
Devil's Lottery 

Two Kinds of Women 

Shanghai Express 

To-morrow and To-morrow 


Any Rags ... 

My Baby Just Cares for Me 

Taxi Tangle 

Musical Justice 

The Robot 

Close Farmony 
Monte Carlo Madness 


The Big Timer 

Treasure Runt 

Pretty Puppies 

Babbling Book 


Panama Flo 

Rabid Hunters 

Never the Twins Shall Meet 
Self Condemned 

Mickey's Side Line 
Mickey's Helping Hand ... 

Mickey's Travels 

A Hurry Call 

Endurance Flight ... 


Torch v Makes a Match ... 

2000 B.C 

To-night's the Fight 
Fairyland Follies 

The Big Scoop 

The Wide Open Spaces ... 

Pigskin Progress 

The Fallen Empire 
The Wander Inn ... 


The Lost Squadron 
Hotel Continental 

Backyard Follies 

Riders of Riley 

The Song of the Voodoo ... 
Mother-in-Law's Day 

Registered by. 

United Artists 




Maker's name. 


Samuel Goldwyn 



Warner ... 





Pathe Pict., Ltd. U.F.A. 





F. 7125 
F. 7126 
F. 7127 

521 F. 7128 

F. 7132 
F. 7133 
F. 7134 
F. 7135 

F. 7136 
F. 7144 

F. 7148 
F. 7149 
F. 7150 
F. 7151 
F. 7152 
F. 7134 
F. 7165 
F. 7155 
F. 7156 
F. 7157 
F. 7158 

United Artists . 

. Columbia 


F. 7159 



F. 7160 


. Paramount 


F. 7161 




F. 7162 


. R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 


F. 7163 


. Amedee J. Van 


F. 7164 


. R.K.O 


F. 7165 

. Spencer Gordon 


F. 7166 

Bennett Prod. 

Larry Darmour 


F. 7167 


F. 7168 


F. 7169 

! R.K.O. ... 


F. 7170 


F. 7171 

.' R.K.O. Path6 Ex- 


F. 7172 


F. 7172 



. Educational 


F. 7175 

. Paul Terry 


F. 7176 

. Educational 


F. 7177 


. R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 


F. 7178 


F. 7179 



F. 7180 


F. 7181 


F. 7182 


F. 7183 


. R.K.O 


F. 7184 


. Tiffany 


F. 7185 

Radio ... 

. Amcdcc J. Van 


F. 7186 



. Paramount 


F. 7187 


. R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 


F. 7188 

port Corp. 

F. 7189 



F. 7190 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN "—Radio, of course! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. Registered by. Makers' name. Length No. 

April— 7 (Contd.) (feet). 

Niagara Falls , ,, 1,81V F. 7191 

Blondes by Proxy ... „ 1,509 F. 7192 

The Last Dance , „ 724 F. 7193 


The Honourable Mr. Wong 

First National . 

. First National ... 




The Saddle Buster 


. R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 




port Corp. 

The Silent Voice 

Warner ... 

. Warner 




The Heart of New York ... 




The Movie Album 




S. S. Van Dine Series : — 

Studio Murder Mystery 




Looney Tunes (series) • — 


Bosko's Fox Hunt 




Officer, Save My Child ... 
The Cohens and Kellys in 

APRIL 11. 

Strangers in Love 

Stealin' Home 

A Perfect Thirty-Six 
Ducks and Drakes 

Cowl oy Cabaret 

Through the Ages 

Extra Extra 


P.D.C. ... 


R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 
port Corp. 





F. 7202 
F. 7203 

F. 7204 
F. 7205 

F. 7206 
F. 7207 
F. 7208 
F. 7209 
F. 7210 

APRIL 12. 


Pete Burke — Reporter 

The Land of Ghandi 

Romeo Monk 

High Hats and Low Brows 

Horse Cops 

The Canine Champions ... 
Pack and Saddle 



R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 
port Corp. 



F. 7211 
F. 7212 

F. 7213 
F. 7214 
F. 7215 
F. 7216 
F. 7217 
F. 7218 

APRIL 13. 

The Sea Ghost 

Pathe Pictures .. 

. Peerless Prod. ... 


F. 7219 

Tarzan the Ape Man 


. M.-G.-M. 


F. 7220 

The Land of Wanted Men 

Ward our 



F. 7221 

Law of the Sea 



F. 7222 

Where East Meets Vest ... 


. Paramount 


F. 7223 

It's Tough to be Famous 


. F.N 


F. 7224 

The Subway Symphony ... 


Vitaphone Corp. 


A 7225 

Spotslants No. 6 


F. 7226 

Uncrowned Champions ... 

P.D.C. ... 

'. R.K.O.'Pathe Ex- 


F. 7227 


Toy Time 


F. 7228 

Slim Figuring 


F. 7229 

In Dutch 


F. 7230 

The Door of Asia 


F. 7231 

College Grapplers 


F. 7232 

Children of the Sun 


F. 7233 

APRIL 15. 

Galloping Through 


. Monogram 


F. 7236 

Memories of Mozart 

. Pittaluga 


F. 7237 

Second Chances 


. George Batcheller, 


F. 7238 


Chinatown After Dark 

Equity British .. 

. Mayfair 


F. 7239 

Careless Lady 


. Fox 


F. 7240 

The Crowd Roars 


. Warner 


F. 7241 

Words and Music 


F. 7242 

Judith Anderson ... 


F. 7243 

George Jessel and His Rus- 


F. 7244 

sian Art Choir. 

Court Plastered 


F. 7245 

Temple Belles 


F. 7246 

Wallace Ford — "Fore" ... 


F. 7247 

W. H. Hudson's "GREEN MANSIONS " — Radio, of course ! 

102 The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

April 15— (Contd). 

Cigars — Cigarettes 

Service Stripes 

Eipley No. 1 

APRIL 16. 

Are You Listening ? 
Relativity and Relatives ... 

Shake a Leg 

The Pagan Moon 

The Red-Headed Baby ... 

The Musical Mystery 

APRIL 18. 

A Private Scandal 

The Ghost City 

The Wiser Sex 

Murders in the Rue Morgue 

Foiled Again 

Strange As It Seems No. 17 

Hot News Margie 

Sky High 

Thank You Doctor 
Speaking Out of Turn 

The Big Deal 


Ripley No. 2 

Ripley No. 3 

S. S. Van Dine series : — 
Skull Murder Mystery 

Batter Up 

On the Job 

One Good Deed 

Russian Around 

Bosko at the Zoo ... 
Bosko Shipwrecked 

APRIL 19. 

Beauty and the Boss 

Free and Easy 

Battling Bosko 

Henry Santry and His 

Soldiers of Fortune. 
Little Billy 

APRIL 20. 
Carnival Boat 

The Week-End 

Making Good 

Bosko 's Soda Fountain ... 
The Grocery Boy 

APRIL 21. 

Unemployed Ghosts 

The Famous Ferguson Case 
Hello, Good Times 


Dancing Daddies 

Ocean Hop 

By the Sea 

Sin's Pay Day 

APRIL 22. 
The Spirit of the West ... 

Wins Out 

Just Pals 

APRIL 23. 
In Walked Charley 

Registered by. 







P.D.C. ... 
Warner Bros. 


First National 





Makers' name. 





Empire State Corp. 6,620 





R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 
port Corp. 
Warner Bros. ... 

Walt. Disney 

Paramount Publix 

First National ... 
Vitaphone Corp. 

Paul Terry 
Talking Picture 
Epics, Inc. 

Allied Pictures 

Corp., Inc. 








The Broken Wing 
Swim or Sink 

Charles Morgan's "THE FOUNTAIN" — Radio, of course ! 

Hal E. Roach 

Paramount Publix 6,761 


F. 7248 
F. 7249 
F. 7250 

F. 7251 
F. 7252 
F. 7253 
F. 7254 
F. 7255 
F. 7256 

F. 7257 
F. 7258 
F. 7259 
F. 7260 
F. 7261 
F. 7262 
F. 7263 
F. 7264 
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F. 7279 
F. 7280 
F. 7281 
F. 7282 

710 F. 7283 

5,782 F. 7284 

F. 7285 
F. 7286 
F. 7287 
F. 7288 

1,800 F. 7291 

F. 7292 
F. 7293 
F. 7294 
F. 7295 
F. 7296 
F. 7297 
F. 7298 

6,283 F. 7299 

F. 7300 
F. 7301 

F. 7302 
F. 7303 
F. 7304 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

APRIL 25. 

A Woman Commands 

Beau and Arrows... 

Net Ball 

The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 

Episode 1 

Episode 2 

Episode 3 

Registered by. 




Maker's name. 

R.K.O. Path6 

Export Corp. 

Universa . 




6,940 F. 7305 

663 F. 7306 
724 F. 7307 

1,684 F. 7308 
1,743 F. 7309 
1,812 F. 7310 

APRIL 26. 

The Idol of Clay 

The Galloping Ghost 
(serial) : — 

The Port of Peril 

The Master Mind 

The House of Secrets ... 

The Man Without a Face 

The Torn Banknote 

When the Lights Went 

Third Degree 

The Sign In the Sky ... 

The Vulture's Lair 

Radio Patrol 

The Ghost Comes Back- 
Scandal For Sale 
Destry Rides Again 


Running With Charles 



Mascot Pictures 


Ideal Films, Ltd. 


Paul Terry 

2,817 F. 7311 


F. 7312 
F. 7313 
F. 7314 
F. 7315 
F. 7317 
F. 7318 
F. 7319 
F. 7320 
F. 7321 
F. 7322 
F. 7323 
F. 7324 
F. 7325 
F. 7326 

APRIL 27. 

The Drums of Doom ... Ideal 
The Lightning Warrior (serial) : — 

The Wolf Man , 

Empty Saddles , 

Flaming Arrows ... ,, 

The Invisible Enemy ... , , 
The Fatal Name ... „ 

The Ordeal of Fire ... ,, 
The Man Who Knew ... „ 
The Traitor's Hour ... ,, 

The Secret of the Care 

Red Shadows , 

Painted Faces ,, 

Flying Leather P.D.C. 

Bob White , 

Take Your Pick ,, 

Fly Frolic 

The Cat's Canary , 

Second Paradise 

Giggle Water ,, 

In the Bag Radio 

Girl Crazy „ 

... Mascot Pictures 3,100 F. 7328 

1.718 F. 7329 

1,558 F. 7330 

1,709 F. 7331 

1,563 F. 7332 

1,511 F. 7333 

„ i,646 F. 7334 

1,653 F. 7335 

1,477 F. 7336 

„ 1,637 F. 7337 

„ 1,422 F. 7338 

1,756 F. 7339 

... R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 756 F. 7340 
port Corp. 

„ 850 F. 7341 

890 F. 7342 

„ 694 F. 7343 

657 F. 7344 

866 F. 7345 

1,921 F. 7346 

... Amedee J. Van 678 F. 7347 

... R.K.O. Corp. ... 6,646 F. 7348 

APRIL 28. 

Quit Yer Kickin' Paramount 

Russian Lullaby ,, 

Sea Legs First National 

Horace Heidt and Cali- „ 

Darn Tootin' „ 

Freddie, the Freshman ... ,, 

The Perfect Suitor ... ,, 

Crosby, Colombo and Vallee „ 

Sportslants No. 4 „ 

Sportslants No. 5 „ 

Sportslants No. 7 „ 

Paramount Publix 


F. 7349 


Vitaphone Corp. 


F. 7350 


F. 7351 


F. 7352 


F. 7353 


F. 7354 


F. 7355 


F. 7356 


F. 7357 


F. 7358 


F. 7359 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI "—/?ac/io, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. 

APRIL 29. 
Amateur Daddy ... 
Fancy Curves 

APRIL 30. 
But the Flesh is Weak 

MAY 3. 
The County Fair ... 

Canadian Capers ... 

MAY 4. 

Maedchen in Uniform 


The Miracle Man 

Sweet Jennie Lee 

MAY 5. 

Behind Stone Walls 

Making Good 

Fast Play 

MAY 6. 

Alias the Doctor 

Dance of the Toys 

Talking Chimp Comedies :— 
Part 2 — Apeing Hollywood 

MAY 7. 

A Put-Up Job 

The Mysterious Mystery ... 

Rhythm in the River 

All Sealed Up 

MAY 9. 

The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 
Episode i 

Episode 5 

The Wet Parade 

Crazy Town 

Twenty Horses 

The Charm School 

MAY 10. 

Talking Chimp Comedies :- 
Part 1, — Africa Squatcks 

File 113 

Vanity Fair 

MAY 11. 
The Man I Killed 

Hell's House 

Lena Rivers 

Taking the Count 

The Fox Hunt 

Hollywood Luck ... 

Jazz Mud 

The Billboard Girl 

MAY 12. 

The Cannonball Express ... 

Registered by. 




P.O . ... 

Film Society 


First National 




Maker's name. 








Compagnie Uni- 
verselle Cine- 
ma tographique. 

Paramount Publix 



Rexserve Corp. ... 5,522 
Universal ... 774 

First National ... 6,280 
Societa An. Ste- 950 
fano Pittaluga 

Tiffany Produc- 
tions, Inc. 

Paramount Publix 


Universal ... 1,696 
... 1,870 
M.-G.-M. ... 10,258 

Paramount Publix 616 

S.A.F. Des Films 8,718 


F. 7362 
F. 7363 

6,950 F. 7365 

... Monogram Pict. 5,859 F. 7369 

... Paul Terry ... 561 F. 7370 

F. 7377 
F. 7378 

F. 7379 
F. 7380 

F. 7381 
F. 7382 
F. 7383 

F. 7384 
F. 7385 

1,744 F. 7386 

F. 7388 
F. 7389 
F. 7390 
F. 7391 

F. 7392 
F. 7393 
F. 7394 
F. 7395 
F. 7396 
F. 7397 


... Tiffany 





... Allied Pictures ... 








... Paramount Publix 






... Zeidman Produc- 





... Tiffany Produc- 






... Educational Films 




... Walt. Disney 




... Educational Films 




... Paul Terry 




... Educational Films 





... Golden Arrow- 





Radio ... 

... B.K.O. Path* 1 Ex- 




port Corp. 

Young Bride 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Registered by. 


Title of Film. 

MAY 13. 

Melody of Life 

Mickey's Holiday 

Beautiful and Dumb 
A Slip at the Switch 
Secretary Preferred 

MAY 17. 

Ked Noses 

Love Pains 

The Tabasco Kid 

Free Eats 

The Knockout 


Strictly Unreliable 


You're Telling Me 

MAY 18. 

We Humans 



This is the Night 

Show Me the Way to Go 

Naughty Cal 

The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 
Episode 6 

MAY 19. 

Love Affair 

What a Knight 

The Toreador 

Maybe I'm Wrong 
Spreading Sunshine 
Nagger's at the Opera ... 

MAY 21. 

The Strange Case of Clara Paramount 

Know More College ... „ 

Chess Nuts ... ,, 

The Rich are Always With First National 

It's a Panic ,, 

When a Fellow Needs a M.-G.-M. 

County Hospital ,, 

The Blood Brother ... P.D.C. ... 
The Man from New Mexico ,, 
Son of Mine ... ... „ 

Midnight Patrol 

The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 
Episode 7 Universal 

Maker's name. 

Hal E. Roach 





United Artists 
First National 

MAY 23. 


Railroad Wretch ... 

Soldier Old Man 

The Wolf in Cheap Clothing 

MAY 24. 

So Big 

S. S. Van Dine Series : — 
The Cole Case 

MAY 25. 
Cock of the Air 

Tbe Mad Dog 

Dancers in the Dark 
When the Red, Red Robin 
Comes Bob, Bob, Bob- 
bin* Along. 





Hal E. Roach ... 


Paramount Publix 






F. 7414 
F. 7415 
F. 7416 
F. 7417 
F. 7418 

F. 7420 
F. 7421 
F. 7422 
F. 7423 
F. 7424 
F. 7425 
F. 7426 
F. 7427 
F. 7428 

F. 7430 
F. 7431 
F. 7432 
F. 7433 
F. 7434 

861 F. 7435 

1,631 F. 7436 



F. 7437 
F. 7438 
F. 7439 
F. 7440 
F. 7441 
F. 7442 

Paramount Publix 7,039 F. 7444 

1,000 F. 7445 
552 F. 7446 
6,433 F. 7447 

United Artists .. 


United Artists 


First National 


Hal E. Roach 


Caddo Company 



F. 7448 
F. 7449 

F. 7450 
F. 7451 
F. 7452 
F. 7453 
F. 7454 

1,782 F. 7455 


F. 7456 
F. 7457 
F. 7458 
F. 7459 


Caddo Company 
Walt. Disney .. 

7,379 F. 7460 
1,912 F. 7461 



F. 7462 
F. 7463 
F. 7464 
F. 7465 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film . 

Up od the Farm 

Movie Dumb , 

Poor but Dishonest 

Sportslants No. 8 

The Naggers Go Ritzy .. 

On Edge 

Uoopy Gear 

Perfect Control 

Let's Eat 

MAY 26. 

Night World 

Kid Glove Kisses 

Registered by. 
First National 


... United Artists 

MAY 27. 

High Speed 

Hell's Headquarters 

Hollywood Kids 

Penrod's Bull Pen 
Bosko and Bruno 
Everything Happens to Me 

Darling Brute 

Who's the Boss ? 
The Campus Spirit 

MAY 28. 

The Death Ray 

The Trial of Vivienne 

Miss Pinkerton 

Ripley No. 5 

Ripley No. ft , 

Ripley No. 9 

MAY 30. 

The Inventor 

Hot Dog 

His Honor Penrod 
Ginsberg of Ncwberg .. 

Bosko's Party 

Thrills of Yesterday 


Fox ... 

Firpt National 

Maker's name. 






F. 7466 



F. 7467 

. 1,571 

F. 7468 



F. 7469 


F. 7470 


. 1,782 

F. 7171 


F. 7472 



if. 7473 



F. 7474 


. 5,304 

F. 7476 


. 1,581 

F. 7477 


.. 6,500 

F. 7478 

ii • 

.. 5,588 

F. 7479 

.. 5,315 

F. 7480 


.. 1,737 

F. 7481 

Warner ... 


F. 7482 


F. 7483 



1? 7 iwi 

r . # "*o * 



F. 7485 

.. 684 

F. 7486 


F. 7487 

Big Four Film 


F. 7489 


F. 7490 



First National . 


F. 7491 

Warner ... 





r . 74yo 



F. 7494 


F. 7495 


F. 7496 


F. 7497 


F. 7498 


F. 7499 


F. 7500 

MAY 31. 

The Airmail Mvstcry (serial) : — 

Eptiode& Universal Universal ... 1,766 F. 7503 

Episode 9 „ 1,649 F. 7504 

Speed in the Gay 'Nineties ideal Educational ... 1,588 F. 7505 

Sky Devils United Artists ... Caddo Company 7,947 F. 7506 

The Birth of Jaz/. ... Columbia ... 592 V. 7507 

JUNE 1. 
The Mouthpiece 
The Greeks Had a Word for 

The Pet Shop 

JUNE 2. 

Ripley No. 4 

Ripley No. 7 

Ripley No. 8 

JUNE 4. 

Arm of the Law ... 
Vanishing Men 

Lctty Lynton 

First in War 

Sky Bride 

Boop Oop a Uoop 

JUNE 6. 
Ambassador Bill ... 

Warner ... 
United Artists 

Warner ... 

P.D.C. ... 
M.'-G.-M. " 



Samuel Goldwyu 


Warner ... 


Hal K. Roach 




F. 7508 
F. 7509 

580 F. 7510 

800 F. 7511 
704 F. 7512 
739 F. 7513 

F. 7515 
F. 7516 
F. 7517 
V. 7518 
F. 7519 
F. 7520 

6,346 F. 7521 

W. H. Hudson's "GREEN MANSIONS " — Radio, of course ! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

JUNE 7. 

Spring Antics 

Her Fist Egg 

The Anthony Case 
Wireless Wedding 
Torchy's Night Cap 

JUNE 8. 

Dream Mother 

The Dunker 

JUNE 9. 
The Woman in Eoom 13 

JUNE 11. 
The Misleading Lady 
Mickey, the Romeo 

JUNE 13. 
Doomed Battalion 
The Strange Love of Molly 

It's Got Me Again 

JUNE 15. 

While Paris Sleeps 

Get That Girl 

Jingle Bells 

The Spot On The Rug ... 

JUNE 16. 

Almost Married 

The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 

Episode 10 

Episode 11 

JUNE 17. 

Love Is a Racket 

Sportslants No. 9 

Barnyard Olympics 
The Boudoir Butler 
The Ugly Duckling 
The Carnival Mystery ... 
The Shadow of the Eagle 
(serial) : — 
Pin Holes 

JUNE 18. 

Rider of Death Valley ... 

Radio Patrol 

A Regular Trouper 

Napoleon's Bust ... 

Ripley No. 10 

S.S. Van Dine Series : — ■ 
Murder In The Pullman 
Side Show Mystery 

JUNE 20. 
His Weekend 
A Hunting We Will Go 

JUNE 21. 


Enemies of The Public ... 
Cossacks of the Don 

JUNE 22. 


Hollywood Lights ... 
Torchy Raises the Auntie 

The Spider Talks 

The Biid Store 

Registered by. 





Radio ... 

First National 

First National 




First National 
Ideal' ... 

Warner .. 


National Distribu- 


E. Wurzel 

W. P. 

Maker's name. 

R.K.O. Pathe ... 
Paul Terry 
Educational Films 

Paul Terry 



Warner .. 


Nero Films 


U.F.A. ... 

Paul Terry 
Walt. Disney 







F. 7522 
F. 7523 
F. 7524 
F. 7525 
F. 7526 

















Larry Darmour... 








First National ... 












Richard Talmadge 





Paul Terry 



















First National ... 








Walt. Disney ... 








Walt. Disney ... 




Mascot Pictures 







F. 7551 
F. 7552 
F. 7553 
F. 7554 
F. 7555 

F. 7556 
F. 7557 


8,818 F. 7560 

F. 7561 
F. 7562 

F. 7566 
F. 7567 
F. 7568 
F. 7569 
F. 7570 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course I 


The Kinetnatograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. Registered by. 

The Shadow of the Eagle (serial) : — 

The Eagle Strikes ... „ 

The Man of a Million 

The Telephone Cipher .. 

The Code of the Carnival 

Eagle or Vulture 

On the Spot 

When Thieves Fall Out 

The Man Who Knew .. 

The Eagle's Wings . . . Ideal 

The Shadow Unmasked 
Out of Tune 

JUNE 23. 

Passport to Paradise 
Man About Town ... 
Divine Love 
Daring Danger 

JUNE 25. 

Attorney for the Defense 
The aiding Tornado 
Fast Companions ... 
Sunset Trail 

JUNE 27. 
The Mexican 

Summer Daze 


Butcher ... 

United Artists 

United Artists 

Equity British 

M-ii-.i r S 1 1 v t T 1 1 1 ■ 


TVfn cfr\+ "Pip f^nm 

1 638 



1 672 



1 735 






1 735 







1 684 



1 539 



1 549 


























Tiffany Prod, of 
California, Inc. 

Willis Kent Pict. 




F. 7587 
F. 7588 
F. 7589 
F. 7590 

F. 7592 
F. 7593 

JUNE 29. 

Talking Chimp Comedies 
(series) : — 

Cinnamon Wardour 


My Children ,, 

Broadcasting ... ... ,, 

One Hour With You ... Paramount 
I Ain't Got Nobody ... „ 
Wait Til the Sun Shines, 

Old Man Blues 

Society Girl Fox 

JUNE 30. 

Shop Angel Pathc 

Mickey's Merry Men ... Radio 

Magic Art ,, 

Ghost Valley ,, 

Ex-Rooster... ' ,, 

Pots and Pans ,, 

Tiffany ... 



Tower Prod. 
Larry Darmour 


Amcdce J. 





F. 7594 
F. 7595 
F. 7596 
F. 7597 
F. 7599 
F. 7600 
F. 7601 

910 F. 7602 
6,562 F. 7603 

F. 7605 
F. 7607 
F. 7608 
F. 7609 
F. 7610 
F. 7611 

The Roadhousc Murder 
Joint Wipers 

JULY 1. 
Happy Pojo 
The Dark Horse ... 
Whistlin 'Dan 
Over the Fence 
Yoo Hoo ... 
The Airmail Mystery 
(serial) : — 
Episode 12 

JULY 4. 

What Price Hollywood . 
The Tuba Tooter ... 

Mickey's Big Business 
Two Fisted Law ... 
The Silver Lining ... 


Radio ... 
First National 



LTnlted Artists 

RKO Corp. ... 6,454 F. 7612 
Amedee J. Van 638 F. 7613 


First National 








Amedee J. 

Larry Darmoor ... 
Patrician Pictures 



F. 7616 
F. 7617 
F. 7618 
F. 7619 
F. 7620 

1,863 F. 7621 


F. 7624 
F. 7625 
F. 7626 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


1 itle ot Film. 

Heroes of the West 
(serial) : — 
Episode 1 

Episode 2 

Episode 3 
Who I Me ? 

Winged Horse 

A Man's Land 

The Hollywood Handicap 

ULY 5. 

The Law Demands 
Around the World 
Now's the Time ... 
Mickey's Orphans 
Heavens, My Husband .. 

JULY 6. 

Discarded Lovers ... 

Working Girls 

Arabian Shrieks 

Enough Rope 

Relations ... 

The Pests 

JULY 7. 

Dangerous Ground 

JULY 8. 
Man Wanted 

JULY 9. 
The World and The Flesh. 

JULY 11. 
Jewel Robbery 

JULY 12. 

Smashing Through 

JULY 13. 
Winner Take All ... 

Ripley No. 11 

Thunder Below 
Coffee and Aspirin... 
Heroes of the West 

(serial) : 

Episode 4 

JULY 14. 

Bachelors' Affairs ... 
Mystery Ranch 
The Road to Life 

A " Mail " Bride ... 

JULY 15. 
Mason of the Mounted 
As You Desire Me 
New Morals for Old 
Justice for Sale ... 

JULY 18. 

Betty Boop Limited 
Just One More Chance 
Denny of the Railroad 

Rule 'em and Weep 

JULY 19. 
What an Idea 
Absent-minded Abner 
Sportslants No. 10 
Pie Pie Blackbird ... 
Four Wheels — No Brakes 
Moonlight for Two 

Registered by. Maker's Dame. Length No. 


Universal ... Universal ... 1,835 F. 7627 

„ 1,700 F. 7628 

„ 1,833 F. 7629 

1,949 F. 7630 

729 F.7631 

AlUed Pictures ... 6,186 F. 7632 

Universal ... 1,558 F. 7633 

, 681 F. 7634 

Equity British ... Willis Kent 

Ideal Paul Terry 

„ Educational 

,, Walt. Disney 

,, Educational 

5,350 F. 7637 

541 F. 7638 

1,750 F. 7639 

659 F. 7640 

2,519 F. 7641 

Pathe ... 


Warner ... 
Warner ... 
Equity British 

Tower Productions 5,193 F. 7642 
Paramount ... 5,883 F. 7643 


Warner ... 
Warner ... 
Willis Kent 

1,942 F. 7644 

800 F. 7645 

1,690 F. 7646 

1,780 F. 7647 

6,336 F. 7648 

6,656 F. 7649 

6,512 F. 7651 

6,202 F. 7653 

5,450 F. 7658 

Warner Warner 6,050 F.7659 

, 676 F.7660 

Paramouut ... Paramount ... 6,175 F.7661 

... 600 F.7662 



National Distrib. 

Warner ... 


Warner ... 

1,772 F.7663 



1,700 F.7667 






British Lion 
P.D.C. ... 



Mayfair ... 
R.K.O. Pathe 




1,582 F.7678 

1,560 F.7679 

793 F.7680 

973 F.7681 

947 F.7682 

628 F.7683 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG " — Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film . 

JULY 20. 

The Scoop 

Strangers of the Evening 
Sporting Justice 

Mutter Krausen 

Young Blood 

JULY 21. 
Beyond the Blue Horizon 

Merrily We Go To ... 

Week Ends Only 

Heroes of the West (serial) :- 
Episode 5 

JULY 22. 
Heroes of the West (serial) : 

Episode 6 

Tenderfoot ... 

Working Wives 

JULY 23. 

Any Old Port 

Rebecca of Sunnybrook 

Registered by. 

Equity British 
Film Society 

Fox " ... 



JULY 26. 
The Candid Camera 
Torchy's Two Toots 
Noah's Outing 
Der Hauptinann von Koe- 
penick (The Captain of 
Heroes of the West (serial) : — 


Internat. Prod. 

Episode 7 


Maker's name. 

Golden Arrow . 
Tiffany ... 
Willis Kent Pic. 



Fox " ... 


Hal E. Roach 


Paul'Terry ! 





F. 7685 
F. 7686 
F. 7687 

8,002t F. 7688 
5,478 F. 7689 





F. 7690 
F. 7691 
F. 7692 

1,741 F. 7693 

F. 7694 
F. 7695 
F. 7696 

F. 7697 
F. 7698 

F. 7700 
F. 7701 
F. 7702 
F. 7703 

1,495 F. 7704 

JULY 27. 

Branded Men 

The Secret Menace 

The Two Gun Caballero ... 

JULY 28. 

Two Seconds 

Hatta Marri 

Mickey's Revue 

JULY 30 

Admission Free 

Stranger in Town 

Bosko's Dog Race 
S. S. Van Dine Scries : — 
The Crane Poison Case 

Film Renters 


Warner ... 

Tiffanv, California 5,451 
Cardinal Prod. ... 5,125 
„ ... 5,480 


Walt. Disney 

Warner ... 



F. 7707 
F. 7708 
F. 7709 

F. 7711 
F. 7712 
F. 7713 

F. 7716 
F. 7717 
F. 7718 

1.908 F. 7719 


Sinners in the Sun 

The Dancing Fool 
Heroes of the West (serial) : 
Episode 8 

Purchase Price 


Street of Women 

Remember when 


Forgotten Commandments 
The Door Knocker 

Kitzy Hotel 

Hiccups the Champ 
The Paper Hanger 
Stepping Stones 

Warner ... 

Film Society 


United Artists 

Warner ... 

Warner ... 




F. 7720 
F. 7721 

1,532 F. 7722 

5,986 F. 7723 


F. 7724 
F. 7727 
F. 7728 
F. 7729 
F. 7730 
F. 7731 
F. 7732 
F. 7733 
V. 7784 
F. 7735 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

Hattle of the Barn 

Fare Play 

The Music Box 
Million Dollar Legs 

The Man from Yesterday... 
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up 
in the Morning. 


The Queen was in the 

Sportslants No. 11 

In the Family 

Her Wedding Nightmare 
A Successful Calamity 
S. S. Van Dine Series: — 

The Campus Mystery ... 
Sinister Hands 
Heroes of the West 
(serial) : — 

Episode 9 
The Bully 


Meet the Winner 

Mad Masquerade ... 
The Impossible Lover ... 


Make Me a Star 

Hide and Seek 


Alias Mary Smith 

Widow in Scarlet ... 

Those Blues 

Is My Face Red ? 

Redskin Blues 

The Drifter 

Heroes of the West (serial) : 
Episode 10 

Cardigan's Last Case 
Chinese Jinks 


Slippery Pearls 

The First Year 

Beyond the Rockies 

Westward Passage 

A Circus Romance... 
The Stone Age Error 


Burnt Offering 


My Pal, The King 

Doctor's Orders 

Tom Brown of Culver 


The Chimp 

Fire — Fire 

Roar of the Dragon 

Plane Dumb 

The Farmerette 

Mickey's Golden Rule 

Registered by. 


Maker's name. 

Hal E. Roach 



F. 7736 
F. 7737 
F. 7738 
F. 7739 


. Paramount 


F. 7740 


F. 7741 

First National . 



F. 7743 




F. 7744 



F. 7745 


F. 7746 

Warner ... 

. Warner ... 


F. 7747 


F. 7748 

Path6 ... 

'. Willis Kent 


F. 7749 




F. 7750 


. M.-G.-M 


F. 7751 


. Paramount 


F. 7753 


. M.-G.-M. 


F. 7754 



F. 7755 


F. 7756 


. Paramount 


F. 7759 


F. 7760 

British Lion 

. Mayfair Pictures, 


F. 7761 



. Golden Arrow ... 


F. 7762 




F. 7763 




F. 7764 


A. J. Van Beuren 


F. 7765 

A. P. dl D. 

. Tec Art ... 


F. 7766 


. Universal 


F. 7767 


. R.K.O. ... 


F. 7769 

. R.K.O. Pa the 


F. 7770 



. Ameranglo 


F. 7772 


. Fox 


F. 7773 


. R.K.O. Pathe 


F. 7774 



F. 7775 


F. 7776 


F. 7777 


. Fox 


F. 7778 


. Universal 


F. 7779 


F. 7780 


F. 7781 


F. 7782 


Hal E. Roach ... 


F. 7783 



F. 7784 


. R.K.O 


F. 7785 

. A. J. Van Beuren 


F. 7786 

R.K.O. Pathe 


F. 7787 


. Larry Darmour 


F. 7788 

Charles Morgan's "THE FOUNTAIN " — Radio, of course 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film 

Registered b^ 

-*1<1]VC15 li n 1 1 IC. 

T th 



AUUUOi i>U. 

±Ilr X)UlllUg ± Uliil ... ... 

I, ill \ 1 aal . ■ 

Allien 'Pi/'t Cnm 
--Allien .Till. A-orp. 

5 686 

F 7790 

A Wet Knight 


F. 7791 

Heroes of the West (serial) 

• — 

Episode IX ... ... 


1 579 

F 7799 

BvtMOtu 1— ••• •■• 

1 694 

F 7793 

"Pi evil inH t - e> "Tl . . 1 1 
1'' \J1 Jli'l Ml'. J-' 1 ' J 1 ... 

Pirn nun yii" 

• xaramount ... 

6 70° 

F 7794 

X lie J -i 1 U ' 1 U Ml ... ... 


Mack Sennett ... 

F 7795 

Pro and Con 



F'. 7796 

Rudy Vallee Melodies 



F. 7797 

Range Law... 


. Tiffany 


F. 7798 

Boys Will Be Boys 



F. 7799 

A Jungle Jumble ... 


F. 7800 

Screen Souvenir S.l. No. 7 




F. 7801 


Shine on Harvest Moon ... 


. Paramount 


F. 7802 

Texas Gun Fighter 




F. 7803 


Day Nurse 

Hello Trouble 

Radio Mania 

The Old Dark House 

Union Wages 

Crooner, The 
Jimmy's New Yacht 

Patent Pending 

Lady and Gent 

Down Among the Sugar 

Screen Souvenir S.l. No. 5 


Idle Roomers 

Summer Times 

That 's My Meat 

One Quiet Night 

Smart Work 

Ship a Hooey 

Iron Minnie's Revenge ... 

The Thirteenth Guest ... 
Soldiers of Fortune 


By Whose Hand 

The Night Express 
Empire of the Sun 

Speak Easily 



The Hawk 

Hollywood Speaks 
Doctor X 

Guilty as Charged 
Broadway to Cheyenne ... 


Beauty Parlour 



First National 


P.D.C. ... 
United Artists 
United Artists 
P.D.C. ... 

P.D.C. . 

United Artists 

P.D.C. ... 

Big Four 


First National 
Mack Sennett 

Paul Terry 

R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 


R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 



















F. 7804 
F. 7806 
F. 7807 
if. 7808 
F. 7809 
F. 7810 
F. 7811 
F 7812 
F. 7813 
F. 7814 

925 F. 7815 

F. 7816 
F. 7817 
F. 7818 
F. 7819 
F. 7820 
F. 78 21 

1,868 F. 7823 

F. 7824 
F. 7825 

5,994 F 7830 

F. 7831 
F. 7832 

F. 7833 
F. 7834 

F. 7885 
F. 7836 
F. 7837 

F. 7839 
F. 7840 


The Diary of a Revolu- Beacon 



7,636 F. 7849 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course ! 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Titie of Film. 



Horse Feathers 
American Madness 
Lighthouse Keeping 


Puss in Boots 

A Nursery Scandal 

Registered by. 

United Artists 


Maker's name. 

Allied Pictures 






F. 7851 
F. 7853 
F. 7854 
F. 7855 

Picture Classics, 3,782 F. 7858 

R.K.O. Pathe Exp. 573 F. 7859 


Down to Earth 

The Sporting Widow 
McKenna of the Mounted. 
Camping Out 

Jesse and James ... 
Honeymoon Trio ... 
Musical Farmer ... 
Anybody's Goat ... 
Alaska Love 
Neighbour Trouble 
Skyscraper Souls ... 

Vanishing Frontier 
Harem Scarem 
Hello Trouble 
White Zombie 
I Love a Parade ... 
Sportslants No. 12... 
Sportslants No. 13... 

The Night Club Lady 

Back Street 

Grand Hotel 
Blondie of the Follies 

Pocatello Kid 
The Butcher Boy ... 
Divorce in the Family 
The Finishing Touch 



Mickey in Arabia ... 
Big City Blues 
S.S. Van Dine Series : — 
Transatlantic Mystery 
Bosko at the Beach 
The Big Stampede 
The Cabin in the Cotton 


United Artists 


M.-G.-M. " 

United Artists 

United Artists 






Warner ... 




Paul Terry 
Walt. Disney 



Halperin Prod. 




Tiffany .. 

Rex Ingram 
Walt. Disney 
Warner ... 











F. 7863 
F. 7864 
F. 7865 
F. 7866 

F. 7869 
F. 7870 
F. 7871 
F. 7873 
F. 7874 
F. 7875 
F. 7876 

F. 7877 
F. 7878 
F. 7879 
F. 7880 
F. 7881 
F. 7882 
F. 7883 

F. 7885 

7,707 F. 7891 

F. 7892 
F. 7893 

F. 7894 
F. 7895 
F. 7896 
F. 7897 

F. 7900 
F. 7901 
F. 7902 

F. 7903 
F. 7904 
F. 7905 
F. 7906 


Two Against the World ... Warner 

C'est Paree ... ... ,, 

Movie Album Thrills ... „ 


What Price Taxi . . . . M.-G.-M. 

The Old Bull 

Puppy Love . . . . ,, 

Too Many Women . . „ 

Warner ... 

Hal E. Roach 

Hal E. Roach 

6,370 F. 7908 
1,564 F. 7909 
918 F. 791 


F. 7913 
F. 7914 
F. 7915 
F. 7916 

W. H. Hudson's " GREEN MANSIONS" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

iitle oi rum. 

Registered by. 

Maker's name. 



October 5 — (Contd.) 


The Office Boy .. 




V. 7917 

Wild Babies 

Hal E. Roach . 

. 1,492 

F. 7918 

The Pooch 

M.-G.-M. '. 

. 1,818 

F. 7919 



F. 7920 

School Days 


F. 7921 

Room Runners 


F. 7922 

What a Life 


F. 7923 

The Milkman 


F. 7924 

Africa Squeaks 


F. 7925 


The Athlete . . . . Universal 
The Jungle Mystery 
(serial): — 

Episode 1 . . . . Universal 

Episode 2 . . . . „ 

Episode 3 . . . . ,, 

Episode 4 . . . . , , 

The Painted Woman . . Fox 

One Way Passage . . Warner 

Ripley No. 12 . . . . ,, 

Blessed Event . . . . „ 

Artistic Temper . . . . ,, 
Tee for Two 

Universal . . 714 F. 7926 

. Universal .. 1,864 F. 7927 

„ .. 1,695 F. 7928 

. . 1,831 F. 7929 

. . 1.772 F. 7930 

. Fox . . . . 6,645 F. 7931 

. Warner . . 6,156 F. 7932 

776 F. 7933 

.. 7,522 F. 7934 

. . 1,625 F. 7935 

. . 1,585 F. 7936 


Featurttte Movie Album . . Warner .. 

Movie Crazy . . . . Paramount 


Betty Boop's Bizzy lice . . Paramount 

Water Jamboree . . . . ,, 

Warner .. 917 F. 7937 

Harold Lloyd 8,552 F. 7939 

Paramount . . 646 F. 7941 
946 F. 7942 

Meet the Senator 
Lighthouse Love 
What Price Air 
Screen Souvenirs S. 1. Xo. 4 
Let Me Call You Sweet- 
Bridge It Is 
The Western Code 
The Last Man 
Tiger Shark 
One in a Lifetime 
Lights Out 

Para mount 

United Artists 

F.N.F.D.. . 







F. 7943 
F. 7944 
F. 7945 
P. 7946 
F. 7947 

F. 7948 
F. 7949 
F. 7950 
F. 7951 
F. 7952 
F. 7953 


Screen Souvenirs S. 1, No. Paramount .. Paramount .. 924 F. 7955 

Screen Souvenirs S. 2 Xn. ,, .. „ .. 929 F. 7956 

Chandu The Magician 



6,418 F. 7958 


White Eagle 
Xight Mayor 

National Distribu- 
United Artists . . 

Gottschalk Ton- 
film Prod. 

8,584 F. 7960 


F. 7961 
F. 7962 


Pack Up Your Troubles 

Bird Of Paradise . . 
A Cat-Slat) Romance 

The Golf Chump . . 


1ft, Robinson Crusoe 
Ladies Not Allowed 


United Artists 

Hal E. Roach 
R.K.O. Corp. 
R.K.O. Pathe 

R.K.O. Corp. 

Elton Corp. 



F. 7963 
F. 7964 
F. 7965 

1,741 F. 7966 

F. 7967 
F. 7968 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 

Films Registered tinder the Act. 


Title of Film. 


Dolores The Beautiful 
The Law Of The Tong 

Night Of June 13 
Building Winners 
Penalty Of Tame 
The Jungle Mystery 
(serial) : — 

Episode 5 

Episode 6 

Episode 7 

Episode 8 

Episode 9 

Hold 'Em Jail 
The Way of Life . . 
The Doctor's Sacrifice 

Hell's Highway 
Down in Dixie 

Mickey's Busy Day 
Young Onions 

Hounds of Zaroff 
The Iceman's Ball 
Jolly Fish 

Embassy Girl 
The Fourth Horseman 
Rock-A-Bye Cowboy 
The Busy Barber . . 
A Fool's Advice 

The Jungle Mystery (serial) 

Episode 10 

Episode 11 

Episode 12 
Gorilla Ship 
The Tempest 

The Girl in the Cab 
En Natt (One Night) 

Hidden Valley 

Seeing Stars 

Blonde Venus 
Betty Boop for President 


70,000 Witnesses . 
Singapore Sue 
This Sporting Age 
His Vacation 
Drifting Souls 

Midnight Morals . 
The Heart Punch . 
Tell Me To-night . 

The Blue Light 

Registered by. 

Equity British 


P.D.C. . . 






Sterling . . 


W. and F. 

P.D.C. . . 
A.P. & D. Co. 

P.D.C. . . 
United Artists 


United Artists . . 

Sterling Film Co.', 

British Lion 

W. &F. .. 


Maker's name. 

Tec Art Studios 
Willis Kent Pict. 



R.K.O. Corp. 








R.K.O. Pathe Ex- 
Larry Darmour 


Amedee J. Van 



Frank Fay 


Rexserve . 
U.F.A. . 






Paradise Pict., Inc. 5,989 
Svensk . . . . 6,550 

Feature Prod. 



Tower Prod. 

Mayfair Prod. 





Cine-Allianz Ton- 8,264 

film G.m.b.H. 

& Fellner & Somlo. 
H. R. Sokal Prod. 7,558 



F. 7971 
F. 7972 

F. 7973 
F. 7974 
F. 7975 

F. 7976 
F. 797 7 
F. 7978 
F. 7979 
F. 7980 

F. 7987 
F. 7988 
F. 7989 

1 . 7990 
F. 7991 

F. 7992 
F. 7993 

F. 7995 
F. 7996 
F. 7997 

F. 7999 
F. 8000 
F. 8001 
F. 8002 
F. 8003 

F. 8004 
F. 8005 
F. 8006 
F. 8007 
F. 8008 

F. 8011 
F. 8012 

F. 8013 
F. 8014 
F. 8015 

F. 8016 
F. 8017 

F. 8018 
F. 8019 
F. 8020 
F. 8021 
F. 8022 

F. 8024 
F. 8025 
F. 8026 

F. 8027 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Title of Film. Registered by. 

NOVEMBER 1— (contd.) 

His Royal Shyness . . Ideal 

Honeymoon Beach . . „ 

Torchy's Busy Day . . „ 

The Giddy Age 


Ten Dollars or Ten Days Paramount 


The Man Called Back .. Gaumont.. 

Smilin' Through . . . . M-G-M . . 

Salomy Jane . . . . Fox 

The Crash F.N.F.D.. . 

I Wish I Had Wings .. „ 


Strange Interval . . . . M-G-M . . 

Invisible Power . . . . United Artists 

The Black Sheep . . . . „ 

Screen Souvenirs S.l-No. 8 Paramount 

Screen Souvenirs S.l-No. 9 „ 

Screen Souvenirs S. 1-No. 10 , , 

Payment Deferred . . 
Young Ironsides . . 

Strange Roads 

Those We Love ... 
Screen Souvenirs, S.l — 
No. 6. 

The Phantom President . 

Sport of a Nation 
Hidden Gold 
Happy Ever After 

Six Hours to Live 
Love Me To-night 

Heritage of t he Desert 
Bosko's Store 
Municipal Hand Wagon 
Music to My Ears . . 
Smash Your Baggage 
The Yacht Party 
Bosko the Lumberjack 
Passing the Buck . . 
Tip Tap Toe 

Night after Night 
Parisian Romance 
The Phoney Express 
A Modern Cinderella 
If I'm Elected 
Rambling Round Radio 

Row (1). 
Throe on a Match . . 
You're too Careless with 

Your Kisses 
Babe o' Mine 

Cricket Flickers 
The Stoker 

A. L. Bayley 
M-G-M .. 



w"& F..".' 



Warner . . 



Makers' name. 



Tiffany . . 
M-G-M . . 

Vitaphone Corp. 

M-G-M . 




M-G-M .. 
Hal E. Roach 

Eagle Prod. 

... Tiffany ... 
... Paramount 







Stefano Pittaluga 6,930 



Allied Pitt. Corp. 



. Allied Pict. Corp., 







F. 8028 
F. 8029 
F. 8030 
F. 8031 

909 F. 8032 

F. 8033 
F. 8034 
F. 8035 
F. 8036 
F. 8037 

F. 8038 
F. 8039 
F. 8040 
F. 8041 
F. 8042 
F. 8043 
F. 8044 

F. 8046 
F. 8047 

5,866 F. 8048 

F. 8050 
F. 8051 

7,001 F. 8052 

6,641 F. 8053 
5,141 F. 8054 
7,897 F. 8055 

F. 8057 
F. 8058 

F. 8061 
F. 8062 
F. 8063 
F. 8065 
F. 8066 
F. 8067 
F. 8068 
F. 8069 

F. 8070 
F. 8071 
F. 8072 
F. 8073 
F. 8074 
F. 8075 
F. 8076 

F. 8077 
F. 8078 

843 F. 8076 

F. 8081 
F. 8082 

Charles Morgan's "THE FOUNTAIN" — Radio, of course 

Films Registered under the Act. 


Title of Film. 

Stopping t he Show . . 


You Try Somebody Else 
Breaking Even 
Musical Doctor 
Up Popped the Ghost 
Hawkins and Watkins, 

Registered by. 

Maker's name. Length No. 



700 F. 8084 


F. 8085 
F. 8086 
F. 8087 
F. 8088 
F. 8089 

No Living Witness . . 
David Golder 


Red Dust . . 
Just a Pain in the 

.Titters, the Butler . 
Barnyard Bunk 
The Ball Game 


Strange Justice 
Come on Danger 


Film Society, Ltd. 



Golden Arrow . . 
Marcel Vandal & 
Charles Delac. 


J. Van Beuren 
R.K.O. Pathe Ex. 

Paramount Film Paramount 
Service, Ltd. 

Radio .. .. .1. G. Buehinan 




F. 8090 
F. 8091 

7,170 F. 8093 
7,154 F. 8094 
1,874 F. 8095 

F. 8096 
F. 8097 
F. 8098 

813 F. 8100 

F. 8101 
F. 8102 


The Fighting Gentleman Butcher's 

Out of Singapore 

Afraid to Talk 
Carnival Capers 

Pathe Pict. 

Freuler Film 6,160 

Associates, Inc. 
Goldsmith Prod., 


F. 8103 

6,100 F. 8104 


F. 8105 
F. 8106 


Thirteen Women . . Radio . 
Are These Our Children ? „ 
The Phantom of Crest- ,, 

The Mask of Fu Manehu M-G-M 




F. 8108 
F. 8109 
F. 8110 

5,840 F. 8111 


A Bill of Divorcement Radio 
Bring 'Em Back Half „ 

The Lost Special 
(serial) : 

Episode 1 . . 

Episode 2 . . 

Episode 3 . . 
The Crowd Snores . 
Hesitating Love 
The Golden West . 
Cross Examination . 

Love in High Gear. 

Barbarina . . 

Trouble in Paradise 
Scarlet Week-end .. 


M-G-M . . 
Equity British 

Beacon Film Dist. 

A. P. <fc D. 

R K.0 6,215 

R.K.O. Pathe Exp. 595 



Artclass . . 
Hal E. Roach 
Mayfair Pict. 

Agfa-Film A.G. 

Maximum Prod 


7 200 

F. 8112 
F. 8113 

F. 8114 
F. 8115 
F. 8116 
F. 8117 
F. 8118 
F. 8119 
F. 8120 
F. 8121 
F. 1822 

,300 F. 8123 

F. 8124 
F. 8125 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course 

118 The Kinemalograph Year Booh. 


Id the course of the year certain corrections have been published concerning details 
in the length, title or description of films registered. Where these alterations affect films 
in the 1932 list, the necessary corrections have been made ; appended we give notification 
of alterations which affect films registered on earlier dates. 


%* The film entitled " Ireland Yesterday and To-day," registered length 5,400 feet 
(Br. 1261). issued by G. Benstead in 1928, has been altered to "Come back to 
Erin," registered length 3.027 feet. 

*,* The length of the M.-G.-M. film entitled " Son of India " (F. 6234), has been 
altered to 6,839 feet. 

*** The title of the Radio film, " Mickey's Wild Oats " (F. 6663) should read " Mickey's 

%* The title of the Fox film, " Sob Sister " (F. 6589), should read " The Blonde 

*** The title of the A. P. A D. film "Fool's Gold " (P. 4780) should read "The 
White Renegade." 

The film entitled " Fra Diavolo " (Universal), registered length 7,418 feet (F. 5770), 
has been altered to "The Devil's Brother (Frn Diavolo)," registered length 5.365 feet. 

%* The silent film entitled " (). Ships '' (Br. 985) has now been reproduced in a 
sound version under the title of " Blockade," the length of the silent version is 7,800 
eet and of the sonnd version 6,371 feet ; the Register has been amended accordingly. 







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Amateur Film Societies, etc .... .... .... .... 132 

British Actors' Equity Association .... .... .... .... 130 

British Association of Film Directors ... .... .... .... 131 

British Board of Film Censors.... .... .... .... .... 129 

British Kinematograph Society .... .... .... .... .... 129 

British Poster Advertising Association .... .... .... 130 

Cinema Club, Glasgow .... .... .... .... .... .... 131 

Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association .... .... .... 121 

Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund .... .... .... 128 

Cinematograph Trade Provident Institution .... .... 128 

Cinema Veterans.... .... .... .... .... .... .... 130 

Commission on Educational and Cultural Films .... .... 128 

Electrical Trades Union .... .... .... .... .... 129 

Empire Marketing Board (Film Section) .... 128 

Federation of British Industries .... .... .... .... 129 

Film Industries Co-operative Society Limited.... .... .... 129 

Film Transporters Association of Great Britain .... .... 133 

Guild of British Kinema Projectionists and Technicians, Ltd. 130 
Incorporated Association of Kinematograph 

Manufacturers, Limited .... .... .... .... .... 127 

Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights and 

Composers.... .... .... .... .... .... .... 130 

Incorporated Society of Musicians .... .... .... .... 131 

Kinematograph Renters' Society .... .... .... .... 126 

Lancashire Cinema "Old Boys" .... .... .... .... 133 

London Poster Advertising Association, Limited .... .... 130 

Musicians' Union.... .... .... .... .... .... .... 129 

National Association of Theatrical Employees .... .... 131 

Performing Right Society, Limited .... .... .... .... 129 

Variety Artistes' Federation .... .... .... .... .... 131 

White Cinema Club, Belfast .... .... .... .... .... 131 


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Birmingham and Midlands Branch. — Councillor G. F. McDonald, J. P., Melrose, Grove Lane, Hands- 
worth, Birmingham ; Councillor E. Hewitson, Windsor Theatre, Smethwick ; W. H. Bull, 43, Franklin 
Road, Bournville ; A. W. Rogers, Victoria Playhouse, Aston, Birmingham ; S. K. Lewis, Empress 
Cinema, Sutton Coldfield. Bradford and District Branch. — T. Lund, 44, Parkfield Avenue, Silverhills 
Road, Bradford ; J. E. Anderton, Ivy House, Russell Street, Bradford ; J. T. Wilcock, 11, Heath 
Road, Undercliffe, Bradford. Bristol and West of England Branch. — A. B. Atkinson, Vestry Hall, 
Pennywell Road, Bristol ; F. G. W. Chamberlain, Knowle Picture House, Bristol. Devon and Cornwall 
Branch. — Major A. O. Ellis, Homeside, Barrington Road, Wellswood, Torquay ; C. H. Rundle, The 
Cinedrome, Ebrington Street, Plymouth. Eastern Counties Branch. — F. H. Cooper, Redclyffe 
Brundall, Norwich. Hants and Isle of Wight Branch. — Major A. YV. Banner, O.B.E., 76, South 
Terrace, Littlehampton ; Councillor W. D. Buck, Atherley Cinema, Southampton. Hull and District 
Branch.- — T. Fawley Judge, Hull Picture Playhouses, Ltd., Parliament Street, Hull; Alderman R. 
W. Wheeldon, 392, Anlaby Road, Hull. Kent Branch. — R. V. Crow, 37, Ridgmount Gardens, W.C.i.; 
Fred Fumagalli, Picture House, Broadstairs. Leeds and District Branch. — J. Claughton, Crescent 
Picture House, Dewsbury Road, Leeds ; C. P. Metcalfe, 54, Merrion Street, Leeds ; J. Smith, 4, Methley 
Drive, Chapeltown, Leeds ; J. Jesson, Town Hall, Penistone. Leicester Branch. — G. H. Scarborough, 
366, East Park Road, Leicester. London and Home Counties Branch. — J. Alexander, 9, St. Mary's 
Mansions, W.2. ; Capt. A. Davis, Davis' Theatre, Croydon ; W. Evans, J. P., 6, Vigo Street, W.i. ; 
Theo. H. Fligelstone, 150, Regent Street, W.i. ; Major A. J. Gale, O.B.E., J. P., 90, Regent Street, 
W.i. ; Alderman T. L. Harrold, Yelverton, Fordington Road, Highgate, N.6. ; C. Hartley-Davies, 
15, Charlotte Street, W.i. ; Councillor E. A. Huddleston, People's Palace, Witney, Oxon ; A. Lever- 
195, Willesden Lane, N.W.6 ; C. A. Mathes, St. Giles, Vallance Road, Alexandra Park, N.22 ; H. P, 
Selwyn, Merok, Scotts Lane, Shortlands, Kent. Manchester and District Branch. — W. Stephenson., 
67, Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire ; J. Harrison, " Elmfield,' ' Slade Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester ; 
Capt. G. B. Row, 6, Sefton Street, Smithills, Bolton ; C. W. H. Bowmer, 100, Eccles New Road, 
Weaste, Manchester ; Fred Carlton, 22, Snowdon Road, Eccles, Manchester ; Councillor F. Read, 
Dorcester, Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester. Northern Branch. — F. W. Morrison, Greenbank, 
Dunston Hill, Dunston-on-Tyne ; W. Carr, Queen's Hall, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; T. 
Thompson, "Airedale," Linthorpe, Middlesbrough; T. France, 108, Great Russell Street, W.i.; 
J. S. Snell, Shipcote Hall, Gateshead-on-Tyne ; E. J. Hinge, Palladium, Great Market, Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. North Staffs. Branch. — B. Miller, Commodore, Stanley Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool ; J. Barring- 
ton, Victoria Theatre, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. North Western Branch. — J. R. Dovener, 18, 
Union Street, Liverpool; Councillor R. Hamilton-Godfrey, Empress Theatre, Runcorn, Cheshire; 


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Alderman E. Trounson, J. P., i, Park Road, Southport ; J. H. Haigh, 10, Commutation Row, Liverpool; 
Councillor R. Duncan French, F.S.A.A., 17, North John Street, Liverpool ; Councillor Walter C. Scott, 
9, Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool. Notts and Derby Branch. — Councillor J. Pollard, Atkins 
Lane, Mansfield, Notts ; J. Langhani Brown, Empire Cinema, Long Eaton ; H. Elton, Westminster 
Buildings, Theatre Square, Nottingham. Portsmouth Branch. — Councillor F. J. Spickemell, 
Tivoli, Portsmouth. Scottish Branch. — Bailie T. Timmons, Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly ; A. B. King, 
J. P., 167, Bath Street, Glasgow ; Bailie J. Welsh, 1, Endfield Avenue, Glasgow, W.2. ; T. Ormiston, 
C.B.E., M.P., 6, Brandon Street, Motherwell; G. Salmon, S.S.C., 8, Rutland Square, Edinburgh; 
H. J. Green, 182, Trongate, Glasgow ; L. D. Dickson, Hippodrome, Bo'ness ; Councillor J. McBride, 
38, Drumover Drive, Glasgow, E.i. ; G. U. Scott, 154, West Regent Street, Glasgow. Sheffield and 
District Branch.— A. R. Favell, 56, Marlcliffe Road^ Hillsborough, Sheffield ; Claude Barker, 7, St. 
James' Row, Sheffield. Southern Midlands Branch. — W. F. J. Hewitt, The Palace, Wellingborough, 
and C. C. Day, 145, Orford Road, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E. South Wales and Mon. — J. E. 
Sprague, The Palladium, Pontypridd ; H. Victor Davis, " Elvaston," Newbridge, Mon. ; A. B. 
Watts, 15, Windsor Place, Cardiff ; A. Jones, Park Hall, Cwmcam, Mon. Sussex Branch. — R. E. 
Richards, Picturedrome, Langney Road, Eastbourne ; H. Shanh% Picturedrome, Bognor. West 
Lanes. Branch. — H. Hargreaves, 26, Moss Lane, Morecambe ; H. Simpson, Palladium Cinema, 
Ul vers ton. 


The objects of the Association are : — 

(a) To promote good will and a good understanding between all Proprietors 
of Kinemas and other places of entertainment, and between them and such 
persons as work for them, and between them and the Manufacturers and 
Renters of Films. 

(b) To provide a fund for the protection of the interests of the Members 
of the Association, to relieve them when in distress and to protect them from 

(c) To secure unity of action among Proprietors of Kinemas and other 
places of entertainment. 

(d) To promote by all lawful means the adoption of fair working rules 
and customs of the trade. 

(e) To organise means to secure and if at any time considered necessary 
themselves supply means whereby a free and unrestricted circulation of films 
and other trade requisites may be secured for Members of the Association. 

(/) To resist by all lawful means the imposition by public authorities or 
other persons of terms and conditions upon the Trade which are unreasonable 
or unnecessary. 

(g) To secure legislation for the protection of the interests of Members 
and to promote or oppose and join in promoting or opposing the Bills in 

(h) To adopt such means of making known the operations of the Association 
as may seem to the Council expedient. 

(;') To adopt any means which in the opinion of the Council may be 
incidental or conducive to the above objects. 


Birmingham and Midlands. — Central House, 75, New Street, Birmingham. Chairman, Oscar 
Dcutsch, 63, Temple Row, Birmingham, licet hairman, H. B. Lane, 106, Linden Road, Bournville, 
Birmingham. Treasurer, William \stley, ' lvybank," Cartland Road, Stircbley, Birmingham. 
Secretary, G. H. Tyler, 75, New Street, Birmingham. Trustees, Councillor G. F. McDonald, Councillor 
E. Hewitson and William Astley. Emergency Committee, Oscar Deutsch, 63, Temple Row, Birmingham; 
H. B. Lane, 10b, Linden Road, Bournville ; William Astley, Cartland Road, Stirchley ; Mrs. Dudley 
Bennett, Empire Theatre, Coventry ; Councillor G. F. McDonald, Melrose Grove Lane, Handsworth, 
Birmingham ; Councillor E. Hewitson, Windsor Theatre, Smethwick ; Councillor W. Hodge, Northfield 
C inema, Bristol Koad South, Birmingham \\ II Hull. 1 |, franklin Road, Bournville ; Bertram Bur- 
eigh, West End Cinema, Birmingham ; H. Devey, Winson Green Picture House, Win son Green Road, 
Birmingham ; S. W. Clift, 5, Union Street, Birmingham ; S. K. Lewis, Empress Cinema, Sutton Cold- 
fi eld ; I. L. Lyons, 115, Col'niorc Row, Birmingham ; W. East Smith, Grange Super Cinema, Coventry 
Road, Small Heath, "Birmingham ; A. W. Rogers, Victoria Playhouse, Aston, Birmingham; F. P. 
Cozens, Saltlev Grand Picture House, Alum Rock Road, Birmingham ; H. A. Voward, 64, Alcester 
Road, King's Heath, Birmingham. Delegates, Councillor G. F. McDonald, Councillor E. Hewitson, 
W. H. Bull, A. W. Rogers and S. K. Lewis. 

Bradford and District — Lion Chambers, 29, Kirkgate, Bradford. Chairman, T. Lund, 44, 
Parkfield Avenue, Silverhills Road, Bradford. Cice-C hairman, A. Cansfield, 157, Fagley Road, Brad- 
ford. Treasurer, J. E. Rouse, Carlisle Hotel, Carlisle Road, Bradford. Secuiarv, H. Goldsbrough, 

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F.C.R.A., Corporate Accountant, 2<j, Kirkgate, Bradford. Trustees, A. Cansfield, Councillor R 
Hiles and J. E. Anderton. Committee, T. Lund, 44, Parkfield Avenue, Silverhills Road, Bradford: 
A. Cansfield, 157, Fagley Road, Bradford; J. E. Rouse, Carlisle Hotel, Carlisle Road, Bradford: 
J. E. Anderton, Ivy House, Russell Street, Bradford; Councillor R. Hiles, " Winmarleigh," Duck- 
worth Lane, Bradford ; J. T. Wilcock, 11, Heath Road, Undercliffe, Bradford. Delegates, T. Lund. 
J. E. Anderton and J. T. Wilcock. 

Bristol and West of England. — British Dominions House, St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol. 
Chairman, A. B. Atkinson, Vestry Hall, Pennywell Road, Bristol. Vice-Chairman, F. G. W. Chamber- 
lain, Knowle Picture House, Bristol. Treasurer, Harry Toinkins, Brislington Picture House, Bristol 
Secretary, Councillor F. A. Webber, F.S.A.A., British Dominions House, St. Augustine's Parade 
Bristol. Committee, A. B. Atkinson, Vestry Hall, Bristol ; F. G. W. Chamberlain, Knowle Picture 
House, Bristol ; George Allen, Baths Cinema, Bishopston, Bristol ; G. H. Blackburn, New Palace 
Theatre, Bristol ; W. Scott Bucclcuch, Kings Cinema, Old Market Street, Bristol ; W. S. Chainbarlain, 
Magnet Cinema, Newfoundland Street, Bristol ; V. E. Cox, The Picture House, Clevedon, Som. ; 
O. J. Pugsley, Globe Theatre, Lawrence Hill, Bristol. Delegates, A. B. Atkinson and F. G. W. Chamber- 

Devon and Cornwall — Cinedrome, Ebrington Street, Plymouth. Chairman, Major A. O. Ellis 
Homeside, Barrington Road, Wellswood, Torquay. Vice-Chairman, Councillor W. Pickles, J. P. 
Electric Theatre, Liskeard, Cornwall. Treasurer-Secretary, C. H. Rundle, The Cinedrome, Ebrington 
Street, Plymouth. Trustees, Major A. O. Ellis and Councillor W. Pickles, J. P. Committee, Major 
A.O.Ellis, Homeside, Barrington Road, Wellswood, Torquay; Councillor W. Pickles, J. P., Electric 
Theatre, Liskeard, Cornwall; C. H. Rundle, The Cinedrome, Ebrington Street, Plymouth ; H. Har- 
court, Tivoli Electric Theatre, Devonport ; H. B. Mather, Electric Theatre, St. John's Road, Ply- 
mouth ; E. B. Hoyle, Belgrave Theatre, Mutley, Plymouth. Delegates, Major A. O. Ellis, C. H. 

Eastern Counties. — Haymarket Picture House, Norwich. Chairman, F. H. Cooper, Redclyffe, 
Brundall, Nonvich. Vice-Chairman, Councillor Ernest V. Barr, 11, Trafalgar Road, Gt. Yarmouth. 
Treasurer, E. H. Field, 16a, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Secretary, W. Waters, Haymarket Picture 
House, Norwich. Trustees, Councillor E. V. Barr, D. F. Bostock and V. E. Harrison. Committee, 
F. H. Cooper, "Redclyffe," Brundall, Norwich, Councillor Ernest V. Barr, 11, Trafalgar Road, 
Great Yarmouth; E. H. Field, 16a, South Quay, Great Yarmouth; W. Waters, Haymarket Picture 
House, Norwich ; Mrs. V. E. Harrison, The Regal, North Walsham ; Douglas M. Attree, The Coliseum, 
Gorleston-on-Sea ; George T. Allen, Exchange Theatre, East Dereham ; R. G. Balls, Electric Theatre, 
Norwich ; Douglas F. Bostock, Central Cinema, Bury St. Edmunds ; V. E. Harrison, The Carlton, 
Norwich ; Reginald Pareezer, Theatre-de-Luxe, Nonvich ; R. G. Rogers, Pooles Picture Palace, 
Ipswich. Delegate, F. H. Cooper. 

H \nts and Isle of Wight. — n, Portland Street, Southampton. Chairman, Major A. W. Banner, 
O.B.E., 76, South Terrace, Littlehampton. V ice-Chairman, Capt. A. N. Kendall, The Palace 
Cinema, Andover. Treasurer, Councillor W. D. Buck, The Atherley Cinema, Southampton. Sec- 
retary, H. H. C. Mitchener, n, Portland Street, Southampton. Trustees, Major A. W. Banner, O.B.E., 
and Councillor W. D. Buck. Committee, Major A. W. Banner, O.B.E., 76, South Terrace, Little- 
hampton ; Capt. A. N. Kendall, Palace Cinema, Andover ; Councillor W. D. Buck, The Atherley 
Cinema, Southampton ; H. H. C. Mitchener, 11, Portland Street, Southampton ; Capt. G. H. Clement 
The Regent Cinema, Shirley, Southampton ; H. J. Hood, The Palladium, Southampton. Delegates, 
Major A. W. Banner, O.B.E., and Councillor W. D. Buck. 

Hull and District. — Friary Chambers, Whitefriargate, Hull. Chairman, T. Fawley Judge, 
F.C.A., Hull Picture Playhouses, Ltd., Parliament Street, Hull. Vice-Chairnwn, Alderman R. W. 
Wheeldon, J. P., " Broxholme,' ' 392, Anlaby Road, Hull. Treasurer, D. Desmond, Paragon Buildings, 
Hull. Secretary, Wallace Rockett, Friary Chambers, Whitefriargate, Hull, Trustees, T. Fawley 
Judge, F.C.A., Alderman R. W. Wheeldon, J. P., and H. Vaughan Evans. Committee, T. Fawley 
Judge, Hull Picture Playhouses, Ltd., Parliament Street, Hull ; Aid. R. W. Wheeldon, J. P. ; "Brox 
holme," 392, Anlaby Road, Hull ; D. Desmond, Paragon Buildings, Hull ; A. T. Seaton, 726, Beverley 
High Road, Hull ; E. Seaton, 1, Cleveland Street, Hull ; W. Seaton, Sunnyside, Hornsea, East Yorks ; 
W. Wheeldon, Eureka Picture Hall, Hull ; W. Rockett, Cinema Palace, Boothferry Road, Goole ; 
W. Hainsworth, Waterloo Picture House, Waterloo, Hull ; A. Spinks, Spring Street, Hull ; G. F. 
Robinson, 148, St. George's Road, Hull ; Brinley Evans, National Picture Theatre, Hull ; W. H. 
Moore, Cleveland Picture Hall, Wilmington, Hull ; J. L. Richardson, The Avenue, High Street, Hull ; 
J. Wheeldon, Eureka Picture Hall, Hull ; H. V. Evans, F.A.I., County Buildings, Land of Green 
Ginger, Hull ; R. Freeman, Jameson Chambers, Hull ; R. S. Roberts, Cinema-de-Luxe, Scunthorpe, 
Lines. Delegates, T. Fawley Judge, F.C.A.. Alderman R. W. Wheeldon, J. P. 

Kent Br\nCt.— Picture House, High Street, Broadstairs. Chairman, C. Ellison, Picture House, 
Erith. Vice-Chairman, A. Spencer May, Picture House, Orpington. Treasurer, Reginald V. Crow, 37, 
Ridgmount Gardens, London, W.C.I. Secretary, Fred. Fumagalli, Picture House, Broadstairs. 
Trustees, C. G. Manning, Reginald V. Crow and Fred. Fumagalli. Emergency Committee, C. Ellison, 
Picture House, Erith ; A. Spencer May, Picture House, Orpington ; C. G. Manning, Great Hall Cinema, 
Tunbridge Wells ; Reginald V. Crow, 37, Ridgmount Gardens, W.C.i ; Fred. Fumagalli, Picture 
House, Broadstairs. Delegates, Reginald V. Crow, Fred. Fumagalli. 

Leeds and District. — The Clifton Hotel, 24, Burton's Arcade, Briggate, Leeds. Cliairman, J. 
Claughton, The Crescent Picture House, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. V ice-Chairman , Chas. P. Metcalfe 
54, Merrion Street, Leeds. Treasurer, F. W. Jones, Parkfield Picture House, Hunslet, Leeds., 
Secretary. E. M. Rush, The Clifton Hotel, 24, Burton's Arcade, Briggate, Leeds. Trustees, J. Claughton, 
A. Cunningham and E. M. Rush. Committee, J. Claughton, Crescent Picture House, Dewsbury Road, 
Leeds; F. W. Jones, Parkfield Picture House, Hunslet, Leeds ; Chas. P. Metcalfe, 54, Merrion Street, 
Leeds, J. Smith, 4, Methley Drive, Chapeltown, Leeds ; J. Jesson, Town Hall, Penistone ; A. Cun- 
ningham, Tower Crest, Heysham, Morecambe. Delegates, J. Claughton, Chas. P. Metcalfe, J. Smith 
and J. Jesson. 

Leicester. — 7, St. Martin's East, Leicester. Chairman, R. M. Wright, "Arcadia," High Street, 
Leicester. Vice-Chairman, G. H. Scarborough, 366, East Park Road, Leicester. Treasurer, R. W. 
Marchbanks, Hippodrome, Wharf Street, Leicester. Secretary, C. F. Bailey, 7, St. Martin's East, 


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Leicester. Trustees, G. H. Scarborough, G. G. Baum, K. M. Wright and R. W. Marchbanks. 
Committee, R. M. Wright, "Arcadia," High Street, Leicester; R. W. Marchbanks, Hippodrome, 
Wharf Street, Leicester ; C. F. Bailey, 7, St. Martin's East. Leicester ; W. A. Tyers, Imperial Picture 
House, Green Lane Road, Leicester ; G. G. Baum, Futurist Cinema, Sileby, near Leicester ; S. H. 
Parsons, Princes Theatre, Granby Street, Leicester. Delegate, G. H. Scarborough. 

London and Home Counties. — Broadmead House, Panton Street, London, S.W.i. Chairman, 
H. P. Selwyn, Merok, Scotts Lane, Shortlands, Kent. Vice-Chairman, J. Alexander, 9, St. Mary's 
Mansions, W.2. Treasurer, Major A. J. Gale O.B.E., J. P., 90, Regent Street, W.i. Secretary, 
Arthur Taylor, Broadmead House, Panton Street, S.W.i. Trustees, Reginald V. Crow, Thomas 
France and Major A. J. Gale, O.B.E., J. P. Committee, Ralph S. Bromhead, Heddon House, 149-151, 
Regent Street, W.i ; Reginald V. Crow, 37, Ridgmount Gardens, W.C.r ; Capt. Alfred Davis, Davis, 
Theatre Croydon ; S. Doiin, Palace Cinema, High Street, Brentwood ; W. Evans, J. P., 6, Vigo Street, 
W.i ; Theo. H. Fligelstone, II, Berkeley Court, Baker Street, N.W.i ; Thomas France, 108, Great 
Russell Street, W.C.i ; Alderman T. L. Harrold, Yelverton, Fordington Road, Highgate, N.6 ; 
C. Hartley-Davies, 15, Charlotte Street, W.i ; Councillor E. A. Huddleston, People's Palace, 
Witney, Oxon ; Ben Jay, Corner Picture Theatre, Seven Sisters Comer, Tottenham, N.15 ; N. 
Lee, Dean House, Dean Street, W.i ; Councillor E. E. Lyons, Astoria House, 62, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.i ; C. A. Mathes, St. Giles, Vallance Road, Alexandra Park, N.22 ; W. McGaw, 
Heddon House, 149-151, Regent Street, W.i ; L. Morris, 91, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i ; K. A. 
Nyman, 90, Regent Street, W.i ; Ernest W. P. Peall, New Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, W.i ; 
H. Pesaresi, Kapunda, Woodland Rise, Muswell Hill,; W. Robinson, Electric Palace, 532, 
Oxford Street, W.i ; A. George Smith, 19, Oxford Street, W.i ; James Tilney, Alcazar Cinema, 
Hounslow, Middlesex ; H. A. Yapp, Uplands, Oakfield Road, Bathgate Road, Wimbledon Common, 
S.W.19. Delegates, J. Alexander, Capt. Alfred Davis, W. Evans J.P., Theo. H. Fligelstone, Major 
A. J. Gale, O.B.E., J. P., Alderman T. L. Harrold, C. Hartley-Davies, Councillor E. A. Huddleston, 
C. A. Mathes and H. P. Selwyn. 

Manchester. — " Lucea," 22, Snowdon Road, Eccles, Manchester. Chairman, W. Stephenson, 
" The Nook,' ' 67, Washway Road, Sale, Manchester. Vice-Chairman, John Harrison, " Elmfield,' ' 
Slade Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester. Treasurer, C. W. H. Bowmer, 100, Eccles New Road, Seedley, 
Manchester. Secretary, Fred Carlton, " Lucea," 22, Snowdon Road, Eccles, Manchester. Trustees, 
W. Stephenson, John Harrison and C. W. H. Bowmer. Committee, Charles Littler, 16, Hazel Avenue, 
Whalley Range, Manchester; Councillor J. H. Stansfield, "Sunnylea," Wilmslow, Cheshire; T. H. 
Hartley, "Rose Bank,' ' Manchester Road, Burnley ; I. Jacobson, 278, Bury New Road, nr. Broughton 
Park, Manchester ; W. L. Johnson, 23, Park Lane, Broughton Park, Manchester ; Councillor F. Read, 
" Dorcester," Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester; E. Cheshire, 173, Chatham Street, Liverpool; 
H. Woolf, " Rose Heath,' ' Thatch Leach Lane, Prestwich, Manchester ; W. Prodgers, 37b, Eccles 
Old Road, Pendleton, Manchester; F. H. Hough, "Sunnybank," Alexandra Drive, Burnage, 
Manchester ; W. Woolstencroft, 35, Church Street, Leigh, Lanes ; A. Peel, 239, Manchester Road, 
Nelson, Lanes ; L. S. Bentley, 72, Finchley Road, Fallow-field, Manchester. Delegates, W. Stephenson, 
John Harrison, Capt. Row, 6, Sefton Street, Smithills, Bolton, C. W. H. Bowmer, Councillor Fred 
Read and Fred Carlton. 

Northern. — Grainger Chambers, 28, Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Chairman, William 
Carr, Queen's Hall, Seaton Delaval. Vice-Chairman, S. Bamford, 28, Grainger Street, Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne. Treasurer, S. Bamford, 28, Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Secretary', Alfred 
Smith, I'M. S. A., Grainger Chambers, 28, Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Trustees, Stanley 
Rogers, J. Broughton, Senr., James MacHarg and Councillor John Grantham, J. P. Committee, 
W. Carr, Queen's Hall, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland ; S. Bamford, 28, Grainger Street, New- 
castle-upon-Tyne ; Thomas France, Messrs. Sidney Bacon's Pictures, Ltd, 108, Great Russell Street, 
W.C.i ; E. J. Hinge, Palladium, Groat Market, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; F. W. Morrison, Greenbank, 
Dunston Hill, Dunston-upon-Tync ; J. S. Snell, Shipcote Hall, C.atcshead-on-Tyne ; T. Thompson, 
'* Airedale,' ' Linthorpe, Middlesbrough; P. M. Horsfall, Haveloc k Cinema, Sunderland; J. C. 
Beil, Brighton Electric Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; Stanley Rogers, Palladium, Groat Market, 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne; J. H. Dawe, Tavistock House, Dunholmc Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 
F. C. Kwing, The Cinema, iStockton-on-Tees ; A. V. Adams, Olynipia, Blackhill, Co. Durham ; 
T. H. Scott, Queen's Hall, Hexham-on - 1 yne ; W. S. Gibson, Bank Chambers, Wilson Street, Middles- 
brough ; G. W. R. Gray, Northern Pictures, Ltd., West Hartlepool ; G. Bolam, Empress Electric 
Theatre, Gatcshead-upon-Tyne; W. R. Marshall, 178, Westgatc Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; S. 
Dawe, The Dene, Low Fell, Gatcshead-upon-Tyne. Delegates, F. W. Morrison, William Carr, Thos. 
Thompson, Thomas France, J. S. Snell and E. J. Hinge. 

North Staffordshire — 17, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Chairman, Alderman R. 
Beresford, Pavilion, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Vice-Chairman, H. Cotton, Princes Cinema, Wharf 
Street, Stoke-on-Trent. Treasurer, L. Myatt, Alhainbra, Normacott, Longton. Secretary, T. A. 
Grant,' C. A., 17, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Trustees, Alderman R. Beresford, L. Myatt 
and T. A. Grant, C.A. Committee, W. Allen, Palladium, Burslem ; J. Barrington, Victoria Theatre, 
Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent ; G. Edney, c/o Aid. G. H. Barber, Palace, Tunstall; H. S. York, Picture 
Hall, Town Hall, Stone, Staffs ; M. A. Vachon, Plaza Theatre, Newcastle, Staffs ; N. Dean, Regal 
Theatre, Newcastle, Staffs ; Alderman G. H. Barber, Palace, Tunstall ; H. Grice, Alexandra Picture 
Palace, Edensor Road, Longton. Delegates, Bert Miller, Commodore Picture Theatre, Kirkdale, 
Liverpool, and J. Barrington. 

North Western. — Lloyds Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria Street, Liverpool. Chairman, J. R. 
Dovener, 18, Union Street, Liverpool. Vice-Chairman, Councillor R. Hamilton-Godfrey, Empress 
Theatre,' Runcorn, Cheshire. Treasurer-Secretary, G. Dudley West, F.C.A., Lloyds Bank Buildings, 
n-13, Victoria Street, Liverpool. Trustees, Councillor F. Worswick, Councillor Walter C. Scott, 
and j. A. Appleton. Committee, C. Adams, The Palace, Sea View Road, Wallasey; B. Allman, 
honiton Road, Wallasey; J. A. Appleton, " Sandheys," St. Anthony's Road, Blundellsands 
Liverpool; P. Brimelow, 40, Sandrock Road, Wallasey ; Councillor Dr. H. Coates, 1, Waterloo Road, 
Birkdale, 'Lancashire ; J. M. Cannon, 3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool ; C. O. 
Davies, 13, Hillside Koad, Hillside, Southport ; Councillor R. Duncan French, F.S.A.A., 17, North 
John Street, Liverpool ; W. J. Grace, " Trefula,' ' Calder Drive, Mosslcy Hill, Liverpool ; J. H. Haigh, 
10 Commutation Row, Liverpool ; Philip M. Hanmer, 1-3, Stanley Street, Liverpool ; W. H. Lennon 

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The Picturedronie, St. James' Street, Liverpool ; F. W. Locke, " Sunnyside," Judges Drive, New- 
shara Park, Liverpool ; C. W. Perry, The Cinema, Hope Street, Liverpool; R. P. Rutherford, Queen's 
Picture House, Poulton Road, Wallasey ; Councillor Walter C. Scott, 9, Cambridge Road, Waterloo, 
near Liverpool ; J. R. Saronie, Saxone Buildings, Church Street, Liverpool ; E. B. Thompson, The 
Palace, New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead; Alderman E. Trounson, J. P., r, Park Road, 
Southport ; W. F. Williams, 56, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. Delegates, J. R. Dovener, Councillor 
R. Hamilton-Godfrev, Alderman E. Trounson, J. P., J. H. Haigh, Councillor R. Duncan French 
F.S.A.A., Councillor Walter C. Scott. 

Notts and Derby. — General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Chairman, Councillor 
T. Wright, Goldsmith Street, Picture House, Nottingham. Vice-Chairman, E. C. Morris, Scala 
Theatre, Market Street, Nottingham. Treasurer, E. A. Wilcock, 8, Carlton Road, Nottingham. 
Secretary, Fred. A. Prior, General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Trustees, Councillor 
T. Wright, E. A. Wilcock and Fred A. Prior. Committee, H. Elton, Westminster Buildings, Theatre 
Square, Nottingham ; E. B. Day, Vernon Picture House, Nottingham ; E. A. Wilcock, 8, Carlton Road 
Nottingham ; S. E. Gunn, Globe Theatre, Trent Bridge, Nottingham ; Councillor T. Wright, Goldsmith 
Street, Picture House, Nottingham ; E. C. Morris, Scala Theatre, Market Street, Nottingham ; J. 
White, Empire Cinema, Hucknall ; C. A. Allsop, Palace, Beeston; Councillor J. Pollard, Atkins Lane, 
Mansfield ; G. Beastall, Premier Electric Theatre, Somercotes ; T. W. Swift, Allenton Picture House, 
Derby ; J. Langham Brown, Empire Cinema, Long Eaton ; H. B. Harris, Exchange Cinema, Lincoln. 
Delegates, Councillor J. Pollard, J. Langham Brown and H. Elton. 

Portsmouth. — Bank Chambers, 57, Palmerston Road, Southsea. Chairman, Councillor F. J. 
Spickernell, Tivoli Cinema, Copnor Road, Portsmouth. Vice-Chairman, G. Pannell, Globe Cinema, 
Fratton Road, Portsmouth. Treasurer, J. W. Mills, Arcade Cinema, Commercial Road, Portsmouth. 
Secretary, A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., "Bank Chambers," 57, Palmerston Road, Portsmouth. Trustees, 
J. W. Mills, G. Pannell and Councillor W. E. C. Sperring, Kings Theatre, Portsmouth. Committee, 
H. J. Cook, Eastney Electric, Eastney, Portsmouth ; F. B. B. Blake, Apollo Cinema, Albert Road, 
Southsea ; J. W. Mills, Arcade Cinema, Commercial Road, Portsmouth ; Councillor J. S. Walker, 
Empire Cinema, Havant ; R. W. G. Stokes, Majestic Theatre, Kingston Road, Portsmouth. Delegate, 
Councillor F. J. Spickernell. 

Scottish. — Gordon Chambers, 90, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, C.i. Chairman, Bailie T. Timmons 
Cinema-de-Luxe, Lochgelly. Vice-Chairman, Councillor James McBride, 38, Drumover Drive, 
Glasgow, E.i. Treasurer, Herbert J. Green, 182, Trongate, Glasgow. Hon. Solicitor, George Salmon, 
S.S.C., 8, Rutland Square, Edinburgh. Secretary, John A. Houston, C.A., 90, Mitchell Street, 
Glasgow, C.i. Trustees, H. J. Green, A. S. Albin, Thomas Ormiston C.B.E., M.P. Committee, 
Glasgow and West of Scotland : D. A. Stewart, J. P., 105, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow ; Val Bluer, 
Coliseum, Eglinton Street, Glasgow ; E. H. A. Bostock, 69, Dalhousie Street, Glasgow ; Thomas 
Anderson, 4, Kingsford Avenue, Muirend ; A. F. Twaddle, 149, Great Western Road, Glasgow. 
Edinburgh : L. D. Dickson, Hippodrome, Bo'ness ; A. S. Albin, Blue Halls, Laurieston Place, Edin- 
burgh ; W. H. Albin, Pavilion, Dalkeith. Dundee : Harry Dickens, Forrest Park Cinema, Dundee. 
Aberdeen: James A. Jeffrey, C.A., 9, Golden Square, Aberdeen. South: J. R. Haddow, Lyceum, 
Dumfries. Delegates, Alex. B. King, J. P., 167, Bath Street, Glasgow; Thomas Ormiston, C.B.E., 
M.P., 6, Brandon Street, Motherwell ; Bailie T. Timmons ; Bailie James Welsh, 1, Enfield Avenue, 
Glasgow ; George Salmon, S.S.C. ; H. J. Green ; L. D. Dickson ; James McBride ; G. Urie Scott, 154, 
West Regent Street, Glasgow. 

Sheffield and District. — Hoole's Chambers, 47, Bank Street, Sheffield. Chairman, Claude 
Barker, 7, St. James' Row, Sheffield. Vice-Chairman, S. Kirkham, Tivoli Picture House, Norfolk 
Street, Sheffield. Treasurer, T. F. McDonald, The Manor Picture House, Intake, Sheffield. Secretary, 
Arnold R. Favell, 47, Bank Street, Sheffield. Trustees, S. Kirkham, W. T. Gent, and I. Graham. 
Committee, A. R. Favell, 56, Marlcliffe Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield ; C. Barker, 7, St. James' Row, 
Sheffield; S. Kirkham, Tivoli Picture House, Norfolk Street, Sheffield; I. Graham, 37, Collegiate 
Crescent, Sheffield; E. Shepherd, 13, Victoria Road, Sheffield ; G. H. Newton, 46, Hallowmoor Road; 
Sheffield ; A. R. Walker, Palace Theatre, Attercliffe, Sheffield ; J. Gibson, 85, Far Lane, Rotherham e 
L. D. Wadsworth, " Newholme," Eccles Street, Wincobank, Sheffield; C. Vessey, 322, Heavygate 
Road, Sheffield ; W. T. Gent, 127, Ecclesall Road, South, Sheffield ; H. Bramwell, Unity Pictur. 
House, Langsett Road, Sheffield ; N. Blaskey, Heeley Coliseum, London Road, Sheffield ; G. H, 
Leighton, 49, Ashdell Road, Broomhill, Sheffield ; H. Wilshaw, 71, Brook Road, Sheffield. Delegates; 
A. R. Favell and Claude Barker. 

Southern Midlands. — Castle Cinema, Hertford. Chairman, W. Southan Morris, 23, Basing Hill, 
Golders Green, N.W.n. Vice-Chairman, R. Chetham, Plaza Theatre, Bedford. Treasurer, W. F. 
J. Hewitt, The Palace, Wellingborough, Secretary, Ernest J. Carpenter, Castle Cinema, Hertford. 
Trustees, W. F. J. Hewitt and C. C. Day, 145, Orford Road, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E. Com- 
mittee, E. E. Smith, Regent Cinema, Bishop's Stortford ; W. D. Murkett, Grand Palace, Huntingdon. 
A. Guest, The Cinema, Welwyn Garden City ; A. J. Pointer, New Victoria Cinema, Cambridge ; A. 
Hill, Empire, Biggleswade ; L. Salmon, Electric Theatre, St. John Street, Newport Pagnell ; H. 
Bancroft, 7, South Brink, Wisbech ; E. Robinson, Picturedrome, Northampton ; H. W. Mead, Welling, 
ton Cinema, Luton ; F. W. Smith, Regent Cinema, Stotfold. Delegates, W. F. J. Hewitt and C. C- 

South Wales and Mon. — 3, Park Place, Cardiff. Chairnuin, J. E. Sprague, Palladium, Ponty- 
pridd. Vice-Chairman, A. Jones, Park Hall, Cwmcarn, Mon. Treasurer, A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., 
15, Windsor Place, Cardiff. Secretary, W. J. Fooks, F.S.A.A., 3, Park Place, Cardiff. Trustees, 
J. E. Sprague, A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., and W.J. Fooks, F.S.A.A. Committee.— W . Berriman, Bryn- 
heulog, Maesycoed, Pontypridd ; J. E. Taylor, 5, Milbourne Chambers, Merthyr Tydfil ; R. Dooner, 
Plaza Theatre, Maesteg ; H. Victor Davis, " Elvaston," Newbridge, Mon. ; A. Withers, NesHall, 
Bargoed ; A.Jones, Park Hall, Cwmcarn, Mon. ; J. E. Sprague, Palladium, Pontypridd ; A. B. Watts, 
15, Windsor Place, Cardiff ; J. B. Hill, Gaiety Cinema, Treherbert ; F. Taylor, 8, Dyke Street, Merthyr 
Tydfil; S. Attwood, Coliseum, Blaenavon ; W. J. Fooks, 3, Park Place, Cardiff; F. Thomas, 71, 
Greenfield, Newbridge, Mon. ; A. Morgan, Workmen's Hall, Blaenavon ; I. Clark, Bank Chambers, 
Bargoed ; F. Phillips, 3, Greenland Road, Brynmawr ; A. Waters, Palladium, Clarence Place, Newport, 
Mon. ; A. R. Hopkins, Park Cinema, Pontypridd ; W. Smith, New Theatre, Mountain Ash ; H. Thomas, 
Castle Cinema, CaerphUly. Delegates, J. E. Sprague, H. Victor Davis, A. Jones and A. B. Watts. 


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Sussex. — Bank Chambers, 57, Palmerston Road, Southsea. Chairman, W. T. Bradshaw, Duke of 
York's Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton . Vice-Chairman, H. B. Millar, Princes Cinema, North Street, 
Brighton. Treasurer, R. Briggs, Cinema-dc-Luxe, St. Mary's, Station Street, Lewes. Secretary, 
A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., " Bank Chambers," 57, Palmerston Road, Southsea. Trustees, R. Briggs, C. 
A. Seebold and C. Gadsdon. Committee, J. Van Koert, Arcadia Cinema, 16, LeWes Road, Brighton ; 
C. A. Seebold, Rivoli, Worthing ; R. H. Ainsworth, Regent Cinema, Queen's Road, Brighton ; H. H. 
Springett, New Coronation Cinema, North Road, Brighton ; R. Briggs, Cinema-de-Luxe, St. Mary's, 
Station Street, Lewes ; H. B. Millar, Princes Cinema, North Street, Brighton ; T. A. Dearden, Regent 
Picture House, High Street, Eastbourne. Delegate, H. Shanly, Picturedrome, Canada Grove, 

West Lancashire. — 26, Moss Lane, Morecambe. Chairman, James Atroy, The Picturedrome, 
Church Street, Lancaster. Vice-Chairman, Hy. Simpson, Palladium, Victoria Road, Ulverston. 
Treasurer and Secretary, Harry Hargreaves, 26, Moss Lane, Morecambe. Committee, No Committee 
appointed — all Members invited to Meetings. Delegates, Harry Hargreaves and Hy. Simpson. 

The Kinematograph Renters' Society of Great 
Britain and Ireland, Ltd. 

General Offices: 30, OLD COMPTON STREET, W.l. 
Telephone : Gerrard 3485. 


S. Eckman, Jr. (President), Metro-Goldwvn-Maver Pictures, Ltd., 19, 

Tower Street, W.C.2. 
A. Dent (Vice-President), Wardour Films, Ltd., Film House, Wardour 

Street, W.l. 

F. W. Baker (Hon. Treasurer), Butcher's Film Service, Ltd., 175, Wardour 
Street, W.l. 

Frank Hill, F.C.I. S. (Secretary), 30, Old Compton Street, W.l. 


British Lion Film Service, Ltd., 76, Wardour Street, W.l. 

Butcher's Film Service, Ltd., 175, Wardour Street, W.l. 

H. S. Coxall, 182, Trongate, Glasgow. 

Film Booking Offices, Ltd., 22, Soho Square, W.l. 

First National Film Distributors, Ltd., 135/141, Wardour Street, W.l. 

Fox Film Co., Ltd., 13, Berners Street, W.l. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd., 19, Tower Street, W.C.2. 

National Screen Service, Ltd., 25, Denmark Street, W.C.2. 

New Era Films, Ltd., 26, D'Arblay Street, W.l. 

Paramount Film Service, Ltd., 166, Wardour Street, W.l. 

Pathe Pictures, Ltd., 103, Wardour Street, W.l. 

P.D.C., Ltd., 12, Great Newport Street, W.l. 

Radio Pictures, Ltd., 2-4, Dean Street, W.l. 

United Artists Corporation, Ltd., Film House, Wardour Street, W.l 
Universal Pictures, Ltd., Film House, Wardour Street, W.l. 
Wardour Films, Ltd., Film House, Wardour Street, W.l. 
Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd., 13-14, Newman Street, W.l. 


Hugh V Hakkaway, 12, South Square, Gray's Inn. W.C.I. 



Associated Producing and Distribution Co. Pathr Pictures, Ltd. 

Beacon Film Distributing Co., Ltd. P.D.C., Ltd. 

British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. Radio Pictures, Ltd. 

Trade Organisations. 


Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. 
Film Booking Offices, Ltd. 
First National Film Distributors Ltd. 
Fox Film Co., Ltd. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd. 
National Distributors, Ltd. 
National Screen Service, Ltd. 
New Era Films, Ltd. 
Paramount Film Service, Ltd. 

Sherwood Exclusive Film Agency, Ltd. 

Showman Films, Ltd. 

Sterling Film Co., Ltd. 

United Artists Corporation, Ltd. 

Universal Pictures, Ltd. 

Wardour Films, Ltd. 

Warner Bros. Pictures. Ltd. 

W.P. Film Co., Ltd. 

Blakeleys Productions, Ltd. 

Carcopol Film Co., Ltd. 

Bendon Trading Co. H 

H. S. Coxall. 

W. McNally. 



Glasgow. — Centred at 227, West George Street. (Secretary. A. Levy.) 

Dublin. — Centred at 1, Upper Ormond Quay. (Secretaries, Taylor, Son and Robinson.) 

To promote and protect in every possible legal manner the interests, 
financial welfare and success of the kinematograph film-renting trade, and 
to devise means to promote co-operation amongst those engaged in the 
kinematograph industry for the protection of their mutual interests. 

To watch and keep records for reference and comparison of all matters 
in any way affecting the kinematograph industry and of all developments 
thereof, and by the united opinion and experiences of the members of the 
Society to decide upon and initiate and support proper methods for dealing 
with any contingency affecting the kinematograph trade or the members of 
the Society that may arise. 

To procure information for members of the Society as to the standing 
and responsibility of parties with whom they propose to transact business. 

To give legal advice to members of the Society. 

To promote, organise and carry on such charitable institution work or 
funds and for such purposes as shall be thought fit. 

The Incorporated Association of Kinematograph 
Manufacturers, Ltd. 

Offices : 80-82, Wardour Street, London, W.l. 
Phone : Gerrard 1946. 


Chairman : Tom E. Davies, J. P. 

Treasurer : ... ... ... C. G. Fox. 

Secretary : J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

E. E. Blake, c/o Kodak, Ltd., Kingsway, W.C.2. 
W. Engelke, 26, Church Street, W.l. 

Cecil M. Hepworth, Walton Photographic Co., Ltd., 55, Thames Street, 

Staines, Middlesex. 
A. S. Newman, Newman & Sinclair, Ltd., 2, Salisbury Road, Highgate, N. 
J. W. Smith, Williamson Film Printing Co., 80-82, Wardour Street, W.l. 
J. Skittrell, Olympic Kine Laboratories, Ltd., School Road, Victoria 

Road, N.W. 
W. Vinten, 89, Wardour Street, W.l. 




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To promote the consideration and discussion of all questions affecting 
and generally to watch over, protect, and advance the interests of the trade 
of manufacturers and/or publishers and /or sellers of kinematograph films 
(in this memorandum called the " said trade," which expression shall 
include all ancillary and allied trades and every branch of such trade and 
whether such trade or trades shall be carried on in England or elsewhere) , 
to promote economy, efficiency and excellence in the said trade, and to 
facilitate the operations thereof, and to co-operate with members of the 
Association of the various branches of the said trade for the promotion of 
mutual interests. 


President : Sir William F. Jury. 

Registered under the Friendly Societies Act 
1896. (Registered No. 1667.) Affiliated to 
The Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund. 

Trustees : 

Sir William F. Jury ; Lt.-Col. A. C. Brom- 
head, C.B.E. ; John Maxwell. 

Committee : 
Reginald C. Bromhead, Chairman. 

E. Ayres. E. W. Fredman. 

F. W. Baker. W. J. Gell. 
W. A. Brewer. J. W. Smith. 
Arthur Cunningham. W. Stephenson. 

T. Fligelstone. J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

Hon. Treasurer: J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

Secretary and Offices : 
Reginald C. O. Viveash, 52, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, London, W.I. 
Telephone: Gerrard 4104. 

Full particulars of membership of this Trade 
Friendly Society can be obtained on application 
to the Secretary. 


2, Queen Anne's Gate Buildings, London, 

Secretary : Sir Stephen Tallents, K.C.M.G., 
C.B., C.B.E. 
The Empire Marketing Board is a Government 
body on which all three political parties are 
represented. It was established in 1926 to 
further the marketing of Empire products. 


Headquarters : 2, Queen Anne's Gate Buildings, 
London, S.W.i. 

Telegrams : Ernpinart, Pari, London. 

Telephone : Whitehall 4801. 

Production Unit: 37-39, Oxford Street, London, 

Telephone : Gerrard 2666. 

Film Officer : John Grierson. 

The film section produces and distributes 
films dealing with life and conditions in the 
different Empire countries for theatrical showing, 
and for use by schools and other non-theatrical 
organisations. A second catalogue of school 
films has now been issued and includes films in 
33 mm., 16 mm. and 9 mm. size. 


President: Sir William F. Jury. 
Trustees : 

Sir William F. Jury ; Lt.-Col. A. C. Brom- 
head, C.B.E. ; John Maxwell. 

Council : 

Reginald C. Bromhead, Chairman. 

E. Ayres. W. J. Hutchinson. 

F. W. Baker. E. A. W. Jarratt. 
W. A. Brewer. S. G. Newman. 

F. Cooper. Randolph E.Richards. 
Arthur Cunningham. J. W. Smith. 

G. W. Dawson. W. Stephenson. 

F. A. Enders. Arthur Watts. 
T. Fligelstone. G. Dudley West. 

E. W. Fredman. J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

W. J. Gell. Alan J. Williamson. 

Hon. Treasurer : J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

Secretary and Offices : 
Reginald C. O. Viveash, 52, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, London, W.I. 
Telephone: Gerrard 4104. 


Offices : 

15, Taviton Street, Gordon Square, W.C.i.. 
Telephone : Museum 2636. 
Chairman : Sir Benjamin Gott. 
Vice-Chairman : Professor J. L. Myres. 
Hon.-Treasurer : F. A. Hoare. 

Joint Hon. Secretaries : 
J. W. Brown, A. C. Cameron. 
Asst.-Secretary : Miss B. D. Robinson. 

Councillor P. H. Allan, M.V.O., J. P., R. W. 
Allardyce, M.A., LL.D., V. A. Bell, Harry 
Blackwood, M.A., F.E.I.S., Lord David Cecil, 
Sir Charles Cleland, E. Foxen Cooper, C. T. 
Cramp, Dr. Winifred Cullis, E. Salter Davies, 

G. D. Dunkerlev, St. John Ervine, A. E. Evans, 
J. Fairgrieve, Miss E. M. Fox, Lt.-Gen. Sir W. T. 
Furse, Duncan Grav, Sir Richard Gregory, Miss 

G. E. Hadow, G. T. Hankin, Professor A. E. 
Heath, Sir Frank Heath, Sir Percy Jackson, 
M. Neville Kearney, Dr. C. W. Kinimins, R. S. 
Lambert, Miss M. Locket, Dr. E. E. Lowe, 
Lt.-Col. J. M. Mitchell, J. F. Roxburgh, 
Professor T. H. Searls, B. B. Thomas, R. V, 
Vernon, H. Warre Cornish, J. L. Whytehead, 

H. Bruce Woolfe, S. H. Wood, Dr. B. A. S'eaxlec. 

Trade Organisations. 



President: S. Rowson, M.Sc, F.S.S., 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Vice-President : Arthur S. Newman, F.R.P.S. , 

2, Salisbury Road, Higiigatk, N.19. 
Hon. Secretary and Treasurer : Paul KlMBERLEY 
O.B.E., 25, Denmark Street, W.C.2. 
Executive : 
Capt. A. G. D. West, M.A., B.Se. 


Leslie Eveleigh, F.R.P.S. 
C. F. Elwell, M.I.E.E. 
C. Hartley-Davies. 
Capt. Jack Smith. 
F. Watts. 

The Scientific and Technical Society of the 
Industry whose meetings are held in the Gaumont 
British Theatre, Film House, Wardour Street, 
on the first Monday of each of the Winter months. 
The Society exists for the dissemination of 
knowledge and the elucidation of technical 
problems within the Industry. 


General and Registered Offices : 17, New Bur- 
lington Street, RegentStreet, London, W.i. 
Telephone : Regent 7376. 
General Secretary : F. Dambman. 
London District Branch Office : 17, New Bur- 
lington Street, RegentStreet, London, W.i. 

Telephone: Regent 7386. 
Secretaries : W. Batten, F Greenwood. 

Branches in most of the important towns. 
This organisation is a Trade Union composed 
mainly of members of Symphony, Theatre, 
Kinema, and Music Hall Orchestras. 


Registered Office : 11, Macaulay Road, Clapham> 
London, S.W.4. London Office : Rugby 
Chambers, 2, Chapel Street, W.C.i. Affiliated 
to the Trades Union Congress, the Labour 

General Secretary : J. Rowan, J. P.. n, Macaulay 
Road, Clapham, London, S.W.4. 
Branches confined solely to Kinema 

Operators : — 

London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, 
Brighton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, 
Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, 
Boltcn, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Hull, 
Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, Oldham, 
Portsmouth, Southampton. 
London Cinema Operators Branch meets 

every Sunday morning at 11.30 a.m. at "The 

Blue Post." Edward Street, Wardour Street, 



Offices : 

80-82, Wardour Street, London, W.i. 
Telephone: Gerrard 1946. 
President : 

The Rt. Hon. Edward Shortt, P.C., K.C. 
Consultative Committee : 
The Rt. Hon. Edward Shortt, P.C., K.C. 
J. Brooke Wilkinson. M. H. Davis, J.P. 
Lieut. -Colonel Sir Cecil Levita, 

C.B.E., D.L., J.P. K.C.V.O., 
H. W. Skinner. H. S. Button. 
H. Rowland. T. Skurray. 

S. A. Hector. J. Maxwell. 

Alderman Lieut.-Colonel G. Westcott. 

O.B.E.J.P. Alderman Wyles, J.P. 

George A. Bryson, J.P. 
Richard Rutherford, J.P. 


(Film Group). 

Incorporated by Royal Charier. 

Offices : 

ToTiiiLL Street, Westminster, S.W. 
Telephone : Victoria 2861. 
Director : G. H. Locock, CM.G. 
General Secretary : D. L. Walker. 

Objects : 

The F.B.I, exists to encourage and develop 
British manufacturers, and to safeguard the 
interests of British manufacturers both at home 
and abroad. Nothing that concerns the welfare 
of British industry falls outside its scope. 

Special attention is given to the encouragement 
of British Film production, having regard to the 
recognised value of the film as a medium for 
national and industrial publicity. The Federa- 
tion, through its Film Producers' Group, acts as 
the official organisation of all the principal film 
producers in Great Britain ; it assists in the 
furtherance of all the objects of the industry and 
endeavours to secure the widest possible distri- 
bution of British films throughout the world. 


Chatham House, 13, George Street, Hanover 
Square, London, W.i. 

Telephone : Mayfair 1168-9 (Two lines). 
Telegrams : Phonoright, Wesdo, London. 

Established to issue licences for the public 
performance of the Copyright Music it controls. 
The Copyright Act of 19 11 prohibits such per- 
formance without the written permission of the 
Copyright Owners, and the Society's licence 
gives the permission required by the Act for 
about two million modern works in its repertoire, 
including those of the affiliated Societies of 
France, U.S.A., Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, 
Sweden, Hungary, Holland, Czecho-Slovakia, 
Poland, Denmark, Roumania, Brazil, Switzer- 
land, Portugal, Norway, Finland, etc. 


Registered under the Industrial and Provident 
Societies Acts, 1893 to 1928. No. 11360 R. 

Registered Office 73, Gower Street, London, 

Telephone : Whitehall 3211. 

President : 
A. S. Comyns Carr, K.C. 

Executive Directors : 
W. Evans, J.P. G. F. McDonald, J.P. 

A.T.Bennett. Major A. J. Gale, 

Sir Gordon Craig. O.B.E., J.P. 

R. C. Morrison, J.P. 

Secretary : 
Miss M. White. 
Objects : 

To carry on the industries, businesses, or 
trades of film exhibitors, film producers, film 
distributors, bookings, general cinema agents 
and any other purpose connected with the 
film Industry. 



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Headquarters : 
J4, Thavies Inn, Holborn, E.C.i. 
Telephone : Central 5622. 

Officers : 
President: Godfrey Tearle. 

Vice-Presidents ; J. Fisher White and Dame 
May Whitty. 
Treasurer: Arthur Wontner. 
Honorary Secretary: Alfred M. Wall. 
Assistant Secretary: David Henley. 

Trustees : 

Godfrey Tearle. 
J. Fisher White. 

Lewis Casson. 
Leslie Henson 

Executive Committee . 

Brian Aherne. 
Reginald Bach. 
Denys Blakelock. 
Marie Burke. 
Jean Cadell. 
Frank Cochrane. 
A. Bromley Daven- 

Jeanne de Casalis. 
Edith Evans. 
Beatrice Forbes- 
Cedric Hardwicke. 
Leslie Henson. 
Clifford Moli.ison. 
Austin Trevor. 

Ben Webster. 
Council : 

William Abingdon, Brian Aherne, Reginald 
Bach, Deuys Blakelock, Marie Burke, Jean 
Cadell, Jeanne de Casalis, Frank Cochrane, 
C. Hayden Coffin, A. Bromley Davenport, Sir 
Gerald du Maurier, Edith Evans, Beatrice 
Forbes-Robertson, John Gielgud, Cedric Hard- 
wicke, Gordon Harker, Leslie Henson, Bobby 
Howes, Ian Hunter, Nelson Keys, Gertrudi 
Lawrence, Evelyn Lave, Frank Lawton, Marie 
I.6hr, Raymond Massey, Clifford Mollison, 
Austin Melford, Minnie Rayner, George Ralph. 
Margaret Scudamore, Sebastian Shaw, Godfrey 
Tearle, Austin Trevor, Frank Vosper, Ben 
Webster, Margaret Webster, Dame May Whitty, 
J. Fisher White, Arthur Wontner, and George 


Offices : 
11, Gower Street, W.C.i. 
Secretary : D. Kilham Roberts. 
Kinema Committee : 
Chairman: Edgar Jepson. 
Arthur Applin. Douglas Furber. 

Victor Bridges. Selwyn Jepson. 

Kenelm Foss. 

Rafael Sabatini. 



Offices : 

48, Russell Square, W.C i. 
Telephone: Museum 1485. 
Telegrams : Disthene, Westcent, London. 
Secretary : Geo. F. Smith. 


Registered Office : 40, Russell Square, London, 

General Office : 20, Villiers Street, 
London, W.C.2. 
Founded to uphold the status of Projectionists 
through efficiency and good service. 

President : 

S. T. Perry, Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, 
London, W.C. 2. 

Vice-President : 
P. Pilgrim, " Trocadero," London, S.E.I. 

General Secretary : 
F. H. Woods, " Forum," Villiers Street, 

London, W.C. 2. 

Joint General Treasurers : 
G. E. Lansdown, c/o Chas. H. Champion 
&Co., Ltd., National House, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. 
W. S. Sadler, " Coronation," Manor Park, 
London, E.12. 

Accountant : 
G. D. Backhouse, Gainsborough Pictures( 1928), 

Hon. Solicitor : 
J. H. John, 40, Russell Square, London, W.C.i. 

Branches : Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, Leeds 
Liverpool and Manchester. 

The government of the organisation is by the 
Officers and a Council of 20 members elected 
annually by the General Members. 


Chairman, 1931-32: Capt. J. Smith. 

Vice-Chairman : Waller Jefps. 

Chairman, 1932-1933 : Waller Jeffs. 

Hon. Secretary : Hubert S. Chambers, "Nor- 
mandale," 8, Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, 
N.W. (Speedwell 6959). 

Hon. Treasurer: R. W. Paul. 

Committee : 
F. W. Baker. E. E. Blake. 

W. Barker. A. Cunningham. 

A. Cheetham, Snr. R. Dooner. 
W. Day. Sir W. Jury. 

T. France. H. B. Kemplen. 

W. C Jeapes. M. Raymond. 

R. W. Paul. T. A. Welsh. 

Capt. J. Smith. 

And the Hon. Secretary : H. S. Chambers. 

" A Cinema Veteran is one who was actively 
employed in the Cinema Industry in (or before) 
1903 and remained therein for a reasonable 


There is no entrance fee or subscription, but 
all applicants must submit their records of 
service, before acceptance, to the Committee and 
only those whose records are approved and 
confirmed are entitled to wear the Association's 

An Annual Re-Union Dinner is held on first 
Monday in December. 

Trade Organisations. 



(Representative of the Musical Profession.) 

Established 1882. Incorporated 1892. 

(Reconstituted 1928.) 

General Office: 19, Herners Street, London, 

Telegrams i Scherzo, Rath, London. 

Telephone : Museum 7877. 
General Secretary : Frank Eames. 
Officers : 1933 .• 
President : Harry Plunket Greene. 
Past-President : Bernard Johnson, B.A., 

B.Mus. Cantab., F.R.C.O. 
President-Elect : W. Gillies Whittaker, M.A., 

D.Mus. Dunelm et Edin., F.R.C.O. 
Treasurer: Arthur W. Pollitt, D.Mus. 
Dunelm., F.R.M.C.M. 

Officers and Committee, 1933. 
Warden : G. T. Pattman, F.R.C.O. 
Past-Warden : George Tootell, D.Mus. 

Dunelm., F.R.C.O. 
Treasurer: Walter G. Webber, F.R.C.O. 

Committee : 
Reginald Foort, F.R.C.O. 
Clifford Knight, F.R.C.O. 
Steff Langston, F.R.C.O. 
Edward O'Henry. 
Arthur W. Owen. 
F. Rowland-Tims, F.R.C.O. 

Objects : 

To improve the professional status of Cinema 
Organists ; to further their particular interests ; 
the improvement of facilities and conditions 
incidental to tkeir calling, by all or any of the 
following : — 

(a) To admit to membership professional 
Cinema Organists. 

(b) To afford mutual help (particularly to the 
provincial members) by exchange of ideas 
through the medium of the Society's monthly 
journal ; and by periodical meetings both in 
London and the provinces. 

(c) To maintain a Register of vacant and new 
appointments ; to circulate the Register peri- 
odically to members and to supply on request the 
list of members available to employers and organ 

(d) To act as an advisory body with regard to 
improvements in the designing and construction 
of Cinema Organs. 

and by all other convenient means which will be 
of assistance to members in their professional 

Condition of Membership : 
" That the member's primary professional 
practice is or has been that of a Cinema 

Applicants must have held a post (or posts) 
as Cinema Organist for a minimum period of 
twelve months. 


Founded 1906. 
Offices: 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. 
Hon. Chairman : Harry Claff. 
General Secretary : A. V. Drewe. 
Telephone : Temple Bar 6950. 
Telegraphic Address : " Artifedera, 
Lesquare.' ' 


(Founded February, 1922.) 

Registered Office: 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
London, W.i. 

President: Maurice Ei.vey. 
Vice-President : Sinclair Hill. 

Hon. Secretary & Treasurer: Sidney Morgan. 
Telephone: Gerrard 5924. 

There is no Council. Officers are elected each 
year at annual meeting. 

Objects : 

The advancement of the art and industry of 
British Film production. 

Mutual assistance and friendly intercourse. 

Qualification for Membership : 
Having had one full length film trade shown 
and election at a specially called meeting 
of which all members have had 14 days' notice. 


Instituted 1919. 

Hon. Secretary's Office: 163, Hope Street, 
Hon. President: Prince Bendon. 

President: Wu. Shaw, Rhul Picture Housl. 
Burnside, Glasgow (Rutherglen 484). 

Vice-President : Alan S. Mailer, La Scala, 
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (Douglas 

Hon. Treasurer: John Chalmers, 8, Burn> 
side Buildings, Burnside Street- 
Glasgow, C.4 (Douglas 248). 

Hon. Secretary: Wm. Kempsell, 163, Hope 
Street, Glasgow (Central 3114-5). 

F.stablished for the 

(1) Promotion of social intercourse among its 
members. Meets once Monthly, 2nd Fri- 
day, for Luncheon. 

(2) To co-operate with and assist all schemes 
which have for their aim the advancement, 
welfare and success of the Cinematograph 
Trade in all its branches. 


President: W. J. Hogan, Clonard Cineua. 
Belfast. ('Phone: Belfast 6633.) 

Treasurer: Councillor George Gray, J. P., 

Fort Garry, Cregagh, Belfast. 
Hon. Secretary : J. H. Craig, Midland Picture 
House, 7-9, Canning Street, Belfast. 
Formed for safeguarding trades interests in 
Northern Ireland, and also for social purposes. 


Offices : 

34, Little Newport Street, London, W.C.2. 
Telegraphic Address : 
Stageland, Lesquare, London. 
Telephone : Gerrard 5214. 
General Secretary : 
T. O'Brien. 

Official Organ: "Amusement Workers' News." 
Affiliated to the Trade Union Congress, 
London, and Provincial Trades Council. 


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A bbycvicttions. 

M P.C. = 

Motion Picture dub. 

Amateur Cine Players. 

ACS = 

Amateur Cine Society. 

A.C A. = 

Amateur Cinematographers' Asso 


A.C.C. = 

Amateur Cine Club. 

A.F.S. = 

Amateur Film Society. 

F.S. = 

Film Society. 

London : 

Royal Photographic Society, (Kine 
Group), 35, Russell Square, W.C.I. 

Ace Movies, R. H. Hughes, Apsley Lodge, 
Woodbourne Avenue, Streatham, S.W.16. 

Amateur Cinematographer Association, 
S. W. Bowler, 1, Landsdowne Place, W.C.i. 

Apex Motion Pictures, Leslie Wood, 14, 
Canonbie Street, Honor Oak, S.E. 23. 

Barton-Gore Studios, Colin B. Gower, 32, 
Church Hill, Walthamstow, E. 

British Association Amateur Cinemato- 
graphers, 11, Soho Square, W.I. 

Cyclops A.F.S. , J. O. Trilling, 3, Nutley 
Terrace, N.W.3. 

Essex Films. L. W. Robbins, 3, Derby Road, 
South Woodford, E.18. 

"F.A.P. Films," 27, The Ridgeway, Wimble- 
don, S.W.19. 

Federation of British Film Societies, 56, 
Manchester Street, W. 1. 

Finchley Amateur Film Society, Miss Pat 
Anstey, 2, Tregaron Avenue, Crouch End, 

" Filmarte," 27, The Ridgeway, S.W.17. 
Kilburn and Brondesbury A.F.S., C. F. W. 

Dickins, 1, Harvist Street, Kilburn, N.W.6. 
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, 

7, Red Lion Square, W.C.2. 
Kiniclub Productions, J. Merrington, 43, 

Foscote Road, Hendon, N.W.4. 
Leyton Cine Club, C. Packman, 18 Margery 

Park Road, Forest Gate, E.7. 
London F.S., 56, Manchester Street, W.I. 
Maycross Amateur Picture Productions, S. G. 

Finch, 27, Shaftesburv Road, Ravenscourt 

Park, N.6. 

North London Cine Club, R. Gaden, 42, Lea 
Bridge Road, Clapton, E.5. 

Oakhill Club, 65, Upper Richmond Road, 
Putney, S.W.15. 

Southgate Cine Club, S. Neil, 4, Selbourne 
Road, Southgate, N.14. 

Walthamstow and District C.S., W. C. 
Reynolds, 12, Rensburg Road, Waltham- 
stow, E.17. 

West Middlesex A.C.C, E. Morant, 87, St. 
Hilda Road, West Ealing, W.13. 

Whitehall Photo-Cine Group. Harry Walden, 
" Heatherbell," Copse Avenue, West Wick- 
ham, Kent. 

Wimbledon A.C.C, 00, High Street Passage, 
Belvedere Grove, Wimbledon. 

Provincial and Country : 

Altrincham County High School for Boys 

Altrincham, Manchester (Ronald Gow B.Sr.' 

in charge of all film work, address letters 

to him c o school as above). 
Ashstead, Hornby British Pictures Corpora" 

tion, John Montgomery, Timber Lodge. 

Ashstead, Surrey. 
Attleborough A.C.C, T. N. Eastland, Attle- 

borough, Norfolk. 

Banbury A.C.A., Norman Blinkhorn, South 
Bar, Banbury. 

Beckenham C.S., J. W. Mantle, 56, Croydon 
Road, Beckenham, Kent. 

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, A.C.S., T. C. 
Dean, Upper Caldecot, Biggleswade, Bed- 

Blackburn A.F.S., Frank C. Swarbrick, 103, 

Queen's Road, Blackburn, Lanes. 
Blackpool A.F.S. (late Burleigh Brooks Pro- 
ductions), Sydney Bailey, 9, Leopold Grove, 

Blackpool, Lanes. 
Bolton A.F.S., S. C. Steele, " Burnbrae," 

Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lanes. 
Bournemouth F.C, Crystal Productions, R. G. 

Torrens, 85, Wimborne Road, Winton, 

Bradford A.C.S., H. B. Popplestone, 2, 

Lynton Drive, Heaton, Bradford, Yorks. 
Brighton Cine. Club, B. F. Smith, 1, South 

Avenue, Queen's Park, Brighton. 
Bristol F.C, Edward Jones, 16, West Street, 

Old Market, Bristol. 
Bristol Pathescope Club, R. F. Hunt, 50, 

Belle Vue Road, Easton, Bristol. 
Bromley A.F.S., Norman Grout, "Alpherton, 

14, Monster Road, Bromley, Kent. 
Burnley A.C.A., F. G. Shoesmith, Coalclough 

Lane, Burnley, Lanes. 

Chatham Cine Society, F. W. S. Sanders, 377, 

High Street, Chatham, Kent. 
Cinderford Pathescope Club, C. Bower, 

c /o Bower and Son, Ltd., Cinderford, Glos. 

Derby C.S., A. J. Holland, 165, Gerrard Street, 


Devonia A.C.C, Lowe, 92, Sidwell Street, 


Eastbourne A.C.S., G. Grimmond, 46, Mill 
Road, Eastbourne. 

Eton College F.S., Eton College, Windsor. 

Felixstowe A.C.C, Edmund F. Pipe, 
" Ruling," Foxgrove Lane, Felixstowe. 

Folkestone A.C.A., E. L. Shankland, 
" Marriners," Balfour Gardens, Folkestone- 
Hampshire A.C.S., A. S. Downes, Canford, 

Huddersfield A.C.S., Gordon Lang, "Amble- 
side," Cambridge Road, Huddersfield. 

Hull A.C.A., Miss Vera C. Boards, South 
Street House, Cottingham, E. Yorks. 

Kew, Swan Motion Pictures, E. M. Jones, 25, 
Kew Gardens Road, Kew, Surrey. 

Leeds, Headinglev A.C.C, R. S. Neil, " Wood- 
lands," Westwood Avenue, Headingley, 

Leicester A.C.C, H. G. Thompson, 5, 

Northampton Street, Leicester. 
Liverpool A.F.S., 132, Bold Street, Liverpool. 
Maidstone A.P.A. (Cine Section), D. M. 

Prest, 6, Grace Avenue, Maidstone, Kent. 
Manchester Film Society, Peter Le Neve 

Foster, 1, Raynham Avenue, Didsbury, 

Manchester. 'Phone, Didsbury 2104. 
Manchester and Salford Workers' F.S., 69, 

Liverpool Street, Salford. 
Mansfield A.C.C, A. C. Vallance, West Gate, 

Mansfield, Notts. 
Merton Motion Pictures, Frank Bowden, 

Bishop's Lodge, New Windsor. 
Minehead A.C.P., J. H. Martin Cross, 23, The 

Avenue, Minehead, Somerset. 
Mullion C.C., A. Tonkin, The Meadows, 

Mullion, Cornwall, , 
Newcastle A.C.A., H. Wood, Bolbcc Hall, 

Westgate Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Northampton Cine. Club, Percival Revil, 

193, Kettering Road, Northampton. 

Trade Organisations. 


Nottingham A.C.C., N. O. P. Taylor, " Crest- 
leigb," Oakdale Road, Carlton, Notts. 

Plymouth A.C.C., L. R. Ashland, 42, West 
Street, Millbrook, Plymouth. 

Rugby A.F.S., D. Powell, 146, Murray Road, 

Rushden (in course of formation), H. N, 

Gates, 97, High Street, Rushden, Northants. 
Scarborough F.S., W. Sanders, Grand Opera 

House, Scarborough. 
Sheffield A.F.C., A. D. Hobson, 65, Pingle 

Road, Millhouses. Sheffield. 
Southend A.F.S., H. E. Packham, 26, Sydney 

Road, Leigh-on-Sea. 
Southport A.C.S., J. B. Brook, 6, St. Peter's 

Road, Birkdale, Southport. Lanes. 
Stockport Amateur Cine Players, H. W. 

Greenwood, " Penrhos," Beaufort Road, 

Surrey A.F.P., R. A. H. Dempsey, Boyne 

House, Shirley Avenue, Cheam, Surrey. 
Teddington Amateur Artistes, Marcus Hunter, 

79, Teddington Park Road, Teddington. 
Thane A.C.A., Leonard G. Saunders, 

"Svdland," Gladstone Road, Broadstairs. 
The A.P.C. Club, A. Smith, The Orchard, 

Park Avenue, Birchington, Kent. 
Trent C.C., Norman F. Dakin, 74, Bobbers 

Mill Road, Nottingham. 
Tunbridge Wells, Mis. D. E. Bennet, " Salus," 

Speldhurst, Kent. 
Wallasey Electratone A.F.S., J. R. F. Stewart, 

13, Francis Avenue, Hoylake Road, 

Moreton, Cheshire. 
Wallington A.F.S., C. W. Tomlinson, 

" Lucombe," Boundary Road, Wallington, 


Warrington F.S., Edward Steele, Mill Street 

Chambers, Warrington. 
Whitstable A.F.S., E. H. Ovenden " Journey's 

End," Bradlesmere Road, Whitstable. 
Wirral A.C.C., Harold Hirst, 256, Grange Road, 

York C.C., W. Holden, 3, Acomb Road, York. 

Welsh clubs : 

Artistique Productions, Don Elliot, Chelsea 
Studio, Plassey Street, Penarth, N. Wales. 

Rhos A. F. Prods., George E. Mellor, Bradda, 
Allanson Road, Rhos-on-Sea, N. Wales. 

Scottish Clubs ; 

Aberdeen A.F.S., A. S. Henderson, 135, 

King Street, Aberdeen. 
Dennistoun A.P.A. (Cine section), J. 

Macdonald, 27, Aberfeldy Street, Glasgow, 


Dundee C.S., J. Clifford Todd, 5, Newington 

Terrace, Brought v Ferry, Angus. 
Edinburgh C.S., Chas. R. Macaul, Co J. C. 

Matheson, 27, Bruntisfield Place, Edinbn g'n. 
Edinburgh PS. (Cine section), V. L. 

Alexander, 44, Granby Road, Edinburgh. 
Edinburgh Film Guild, Norman Wilson, 17, 

South Saint Andrew Street, Edinburgh, 2. 
Glasgow A.C.C., William T. Young, 5, West 

Regent Street, Glasgow, C.2. 
Paisley A.C.S., Messrs. G. and J. Glasgow, 39, 

Causeyside, Paisley. 

Irish Club : 

Belfast F.S., P. J. Smith, 4, Windmill Road, 
Bangor, Co. Down. 


Past Presidents : 

1925 — L. G. Bailey. 

1926 — Coun. J. H. Stansfiei.d. 

1927 — H. D. Moorhouse, J. P. 
192S — J. Harrison. 

1929 — James Marks. 

1930 — John Walters. 

1931 — A. Caplan. 

President : F. H. Huuoh. 
President-Elect : C. W. H. Bowmer. 
Chairman : J. H. Stansfield. 
Secretary : 

Jack Baines, 60, Victoria Street, Manchester. 
Telephone : Blackfriars 5571. 

Treasurer : 

C. H. Yonwin, 60, Victoria Street, Manchester. 
Telephone : Blackfriars 3946. 

Qualification : Service in the Cinema trade 
prior to March 10th, 1913. 

Annual Re-union generally held in March. 


Offices : 

26, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2. 
Telephone : Temple Bar 1623. 
Chairman : Dr. W. Fowler Pettie. 
Secretary: H. W. M00RE. 
Solicitor : Norman Hart, B.A. 

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Digest of Acts and Regulations affecting the 

Film Industry 136 

Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932 150 

Home Office Regulations, 1923 155 

Cinematograph Films Act, 1927 164 

In the Courts (Principal Law Cases of the 

Year) 174 


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(Solicitor to the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association). 

THE Statute Bcok has not troubled the Kinema Industry very much 
during the year 1932. The Industry has, however, had its time well 
occupied on the Sunday opening question and the position under 
which it has now been placed in view of the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932. 

As there appears to be doubts existing as to what is the proper mode of 
procedure in order to obtain Sunday opening for Kinemas under the Sunday 
Entertainments Act, 1932,* I propose shortly to show the form of procedure 
to be adopted in order to enable an exhibitor to obtain Sunday opening. 

The Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, *came into force on July 13, 1932. 
Section 6, Sub-section 2, of this Act repeals the Sunday Performances (Tem- 
porary Regulations) Act, 1931, as from September 30, 1932. 

It may be remembered that the Sunday Performances (Temporary Regula- 
tions) Act, 1931, provided that in areas in which places had been opened on 
Sundays for Kinematograph performances in pursuance of arrangements 
made with the respective Licensing Authorities within the period of one year 
ending October 6, 1931, the competent Licensing Authority had power to 
continue to allow places in their area to be opened on Sundays for the purpose 
of Kinematograph performances. 

The Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, draws a distinction between areas 
in which the Licensing Authorities are empowered by the Act to allow the 
opening of Kinemas on Sunday either regularly or occasionally and areas 
where no Sunday opening is permissible without the further authority of 

With regard to areas where Sunday opening may be allowed either regularly 
or occasionally without further Parliamentary applies to those 
areas licensed under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, within twelve months 
ending on October 6, 1931, which were opened and used on Sundays for 
Kinematograph entertainments. I should, perhaps, point out here that this 
means that not only can a Kinema which has been opened on Sunday for 
twelve months ending on October 6, 1931, be entitled to apply, but that 
any other Kinema in that area can make the same application to the Licensing 
Authority, and that Authority is empowered to allow such Kinemas within 

• The Act is priDted in extenso on pages 150-153, 

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that area to open on Sundays subject to the conditions prescribed in Section 1, 
Sub-section 1, of the Act. The position, therefore, is that as regards areas 
in which there has been Sunday opening for any Kinema within twelve months 
ending on October 6, 1931, any Kinema in that area can apply to the duly 
authorised Licensing Authority, and that Authority has power to grant 
permission right away and without any other formality to the applicant, to 
open his place of amusement on Sundays. 

As regards areas where no Sunday opening is permissible without the 
further authority of Parliament, the position is different, and the procedure 
to be adopted, put shortly, is as follows : — Application will have to be made 
either to the County Council, Borough Council, Urban District or Rural 
District Councils as the case may be, to pass a resolution in favour of Kinemas 
in that district being opened on Sundays. When that has been done the 
Council must publish by means of placards and advertisements, and in one 
newspaper, a notice of their intention to submit to the Secretary of State a 
draft Order applying for the extension to their area of powers prescribed in 
Section 1 of the Act. All Councils making such an application must hold, 
on a day not less than fourteen or more than twenty-eight days after the 
first advertisement of notice, a Public Meeting of Local Government electors 
to consider the proposal that the draft Order shall be submitted to the 
Secretary of State. If, after that meeting, objection is raised to the proposal 
by one hundred electors or one-twentieth of the electorate, whichever is the 
less, a Poll of the electorate must be held in accordance with the procedure 
prescribed by the Sunday Cinematograph Entertainments (Polls) Order, 1932. 

The expenses of a Town's Meeting or Poll of Electors in a County Borough 
or Urban District must be defrayed by the Council out of the general rate. 

In the event of the Meeting or the Poll, if so taken, deciding in favour of 
the opening, a draft Ordpr is then prepared by the Borough Council or other 
Council, and submitted to the Secretary of State. It is then approved by 
Parliament and sent back to the particular Council. 

When the Order is finally approved, it is then up to the exhibitor to make 
formal application to the duly authorised Licensing Authority for permission 
to open on Sunday, but it is up to this Authority whether or not they grant 
the application. It should be noted, however, they can, of course, if they 
like, refuse to grant it. The Licensing Authority have still left to them a 
discretion as to whether or not they will grant the permission, but whether 
they would be considered to be acting in a reasonable manner should they 
refuse to give this permission, in view of the Order having been approved by 
the Secretary of State, is a matter, in my opinion, open to great doubt. 

As regards Rural Districts the procedure is different. Here a public local 
inquiry would be held if the Rural District Council receive notice in writing 
objecting thereto from the same number or the same proportion of Local 
Government electors. This inquiry would be held by some person appointed 
by the Secretary of State and would be held in public. 


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I would point out that the granting of permission to open Kinemas on 
Sunday under the Act have certain obligatory conditions : (?) that there 
must be a working week of not more than six days for Kinematograph em- 
ployees ; (b) a contribution to charity from the profits of such Sunday opening; 
and (c) contribution to the Kinematograph Fund when established subject to 
regulations to be made by the Secretary of State. 

As regards Sunday labour, the condition has got to be framed in such a 
way that it will ensure that no person shall be employed by any employer 
in connection with a Kinematograph entertainment on Sunday who has been (1) 
employed on each of six previous days either by the same employer in any 
occupation, or (2) by any other employer in connection with similar enter- 
tainments or exhibitions. 

Section 1, Sub-section 3, make, provision for exceptional circumstances 
in which the employment in a Kinema on Sunday of a person who has been 
employed in some Kinema or by the same employer throughout the previous 
week. The Act makes provision for an employer in the event of an emergency 
caused by a mechanical breakdown or the unavoidable absence of a skilled 
worker due to attend work on a particular Sunday to retain an employee 
on duty on a Sunday even though he has been employed either by him or 
at another Kinema on each of the six previous days, provided, however, the 
employment will only be deemed to be not a contravention of the condition 
if the emergency is notified within twenty-four hours to the Licensing Authority 
and such employee given another day's rest in lieu of the Sunday on which 
he worked. The Act also affords protection for an employer who unknowingly 
employs in a Kinema on Sunday a person who has worked for another em- 
ployer in connection with similar entertainments throughout the previous 
week. In such a case, of course, it is up to the employer to prove that after 
making due inquiry he had good grounds for believing that the person had 
not been so employed, then in such case the employment would not be deemed 
to be a contravention of the condition regulating Sunday labour. 

Section 1, Sub-section 4, of the Act imposes a penalty or a fine not ex- 
ceeding £40 for contravention of any condition subject to which a Kinema is 
allowed to open on Sunday. 

As regards the London County Council, the Licensing Committee requires 
the Licensee to pay to the Council as it shall direct the prescribed percentage 
of charitable contributions to be paid. 

The entertainment must be of a healthy character and properly conducted, 
and : except with special permission, no entertainment must begin before 
6 p.m. or finish later than 1 1 p.m. 

No properties or stage costumes or articles of a like nature must be used 
and no dancing or any form of variety performances play or sketch must be 
given in connection with the entertainment. 

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The exhibitors must not employ any person at the premises on the Sunday 
who has been employed on each of the six previous days either by the Licensee 
in any occupation or by any other employer in connection with similar 
entertainments or exhibitions. This includes service voluntarily given or 
duties gratuitously performed. 

The amount payable to charity is to be delegated to the Entertainments 
(Licensing) Committee. This Committee can, at their discretion, permit 
occasional Kinematograph entertainment of a non-commercial character 
held on Sundays to begin before 6 p.m. 

As regards Licensing conditions, one has been very pleased to note that 
through the efforts of the Liverpool Exhibitors the condition which was on 
the Licences as regards " A " and " U " Films and the exhibition of same to 
children under or appearing to be under the age of 16, has been cancelled, 
and the ordinary condition as recommended by the Home Office, with the 
proviso, being put on in its place. There is no doubt that this will mean a 
great benefit to exhibitors generally, because it was apparent that this year, 
or at any rate 1933, if the condition had not been altered, that other Licensing 
Authorities would probably have adopted the same form as Liverpool, which 
would have had a most disastrous financial result to the exhibitors in any 
such area. 

Trade refuse cases again seem to be cropping up, but I would point out 
to exhibitors that in any claim made upon them by any Authority or Cor- 
porative Body, they should inform that Authority or Corporative Body that 
kinema refuse is house refuse, not trade refuse, and, therefore, removable by 
them at their expense. 

Quota cases this year have not been so frequent, which I think is a good 
sign, and shows that now more British Films are being exhibited they are 
more easily procurable and, consequently, prosecutions are not so numerous 

One has also had to deal with a certain amount of assessments during the 
year, as now Rating Authorities seem inclined to increase assessments, 
forgetting, of course, that to-day the running expenses of a Kinema are much 
more than they used to be in the silent days. I would advise exhibitors, 
where their assessments have been increased excessively, to serve the usual 
Notice of Objection on the Assessment Committee, and at the hearing point 
out to them that the expenses with regard to talking apparatus ; the per- 
centages of films ; employment and other increasing overhead expenses, 
have made it much more difficult to make the profit that they did in the old 
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The\Actsjof Parliament and local bye-laws which relate to or 
affect the exhibition, storage or transit of kinematograph films are 
of paramount importance to the trade, and should be closely studied by 
all engaged in it. Below will be found a condensed digest of the 
principal regulations governing this industry. This has been prepay ed 
by a leading solicitor, who has explained the most essential points 
in a manner which will be readily understood by readers. 

[We accept no liability for any inaccuracy which may appear 
in the Jollowing summary.) 

Revised by Norman Hart, Solicitor, Association. 


All kinematograph exhibitions must be held at premises which are 
licensed (s. i). 

This Act was passed for making better provision for securing safety at 
kinematograph and other exhibitions. 

Under Clause r, provided premises comply with the regulations laid down 
by the Secretary of State, which are regulations dealing with the question of 
safety, nothing more is required. 

All premises must hold a licence where inflammable films are used. The 
Act contains no definition of the word " inflammable." 

Exceptions. — A licence is not necessary in the following cases : — 

(a) Where non-flammable films are used (as to whether a film is non- 
flammable or flammable is one of fact for the Justices to decide). 
(See Victoria Pier, Ltd. v. Reeves. 1912. 28 T.L.R. 443 ; also see 
re Dickman and Moore, Times Newspaper, December 17, 1912.) 
(Note. — If an exhibitor holds a licence for premises upon which 
he originally used inflammable films and decides in future to use 
non-flammable films only, he is still bound by the conditions on 
the licence granted although otherwise no licence would be 

\jb) For exhibitions in private dwelling-houses where the general 
public are not admitted whether on payment or otherwise. 
(Note. — A hospital has been held not to be a private house under 
Section 7 of the Act, for which a licence is required — National 
Hospital for Paralysed and Epileptic Persons, Times, October 11. 

(c) Where premises are only used occasionally and not more than 
six days in any one year. But in this case the occupier must — 

i. Give seven days' notice in writing to the Licensing 
Authority and the chief officer of police of the police area ; 

ii. Comply with the regulations as to safety ; 

iii. Comply with any conditions imposed in writing by the 
Licensing Authority. 

Id) On premises used for the purpose of exhibiting films to bona fidt 
purchasers— Att.-Gen. v. Vitagraph Co.. 1915, C.H. 206. 

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5. Movable Buildings or Structures, provided the owner 

(a) Has a licence in respect of the building or structure from the 
Licensing Authority for the district where he ordinarily resides. 

(6) Has given two days' notice in writing to the Licensing Authority 
for the district where the exhibition is to take place, and to the 
chief officer of police of the police area. 

(c) Complies with any conditions imposed in writing by the Licensing 


Tftese are made by the Home Secretary (Act s. 1) except in 
Scotland and Ireland, where the Secretaries for Scotland and Ireland 
respectively exercise this power (Act ss. 8 and 9). They are known 
as the Cinematograph Regulations 1910 (Statutory Rules and Orders 
[1910] No. 189) and 1913 (St. R. & O. [1913] No. 566). Every owner and 
manager of a kinema must make himself familiar with these regulations, 
which are binding, even if the conditions of the licence happen to be incon- 
sistent with them. 


(1) England. — The Council of the County or County Borough, but as 
a rule these powers are, in the first instance at least, exercised by a com- 
mittee. Where the place is licensed by the Lord Chamberlain for stage 
plays, that official also grants kinematograph licences. 

The County or County Borough Council may delegate these powers to 
the local justices (Act s. 5). Licensing Justices sit as an administrative 
body, not as a Court of Summary Jurisdiction- — Huish v. Liverpool Justices, 
[191 4] 1 K.B. 109. Therefore they have no power to state a case. Doubtful 
if any appeal of licensing authorities where a licence is refused without any 

If reasons are stated and not been satisfactory or a proper hearing has 
not been given, proceedings by way of mandamus should be taken to the 
Court of Appeal. A further appeal in such a case can be taken to the House 
of Lords, or proceedings might be taken in the King's Bench Division for a 
declaration that proposed conditions which the Licensing Authorities have 
decided to put upon licences are ultra vires and an injunction asked for to 
restrain the authorities from enforcing same. In cases before the Court of 
Summary Jurisdiction where the procedure is by way of case stated to the 
Divisional Court no further appeal is allowed 

(2) Scotland. — The Council of the County or the magistrates of a 
royal parliamentary or police burgh. There is no power of delegation (Act 
s. 8). 

(3) Ireland. — The Council of the County or County Borough or Urban 
District or the Commissioners of the Town. There is no power of delegation, 
but a County Council may, in writing, authorise any officer of the Council 
to exercise any of the powers of the Act (Act s. 9). 


Licences are normally for one year, but may be for shorter periods 
(Act s. 2 (2)). The Act makes no provision for granting provisional licences. 

For new grants or transfers seven days' notice in writing must be given 
to the Licensing Authority and to the chief officer of police of the police area, 
but no notice need be given in the case of a renewal (Act s. 2 (4)). 

Fees Payable. — One year's licence (grant or renewal), £1. Shorter 
periods, 5s. a month (but not to exceed £1 for every year). Transfers, 5s. 
(Act s. 2 (5)). 

Licensees. — The Licensing Authority has a discretion (Acts. 2(1) (3) ). 
Where the refusal was based on the ground that several of the directors and 


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the majority of the shareholders of the company in question were alien 
enemies, the refusal was upheld by the Court (Rex v. L.C.C. ex parte London 

and Provincial Electric Theatres [1915] 2 K.B. 466). 

Conditions. — Under Clause 2, Section 1, Licensing Authorities have 
much further powers than those given under Clause 1, as they can grant 
licences subject to such conditions as they may think fit in addition to the 
regulations of the Secretary of State as regards safety. The condition must 
be reasonable — -L.C.C. v. Bermondsey Bioscope, 80 L.J.K. 1314. It has 
been argued on the words of the Act that these must be decided upon when 
the application for each licence is made, and not determined beforehand 
(e.g., most of the authorities issue a list of conditions which licensees must 
submit to), but this argument has not met with favour (see Rex v. Burnley 
Justices [1916], 32 T.L.R. at p. 696). 

Conditions or undertakings which have been upheld in the Courts 
include : 

Against opening on Sundays and Holy Days, even where non- 
inflammable films used (L.C.C. v. Bermondsey Bioscope Co. [191 1] 
1 K.B. 445 ; Ellis v. North Metropolitan Theatres[igi$] 2 K.B. 61). 
Against showing any film to which the Authority objects (ex p. 
Slott [1916] r K.B. 7) ; 

As to hours of opening and closing (Rexv. Burnley Justices, supra). 
Against showing any licentious or indecent film (Rex v. Burnley 

Justices, supra). 

There is a distinction between conditions and undertakings and a con- 
dition as to the admission of children has been held bad (Halifax Theatre do 
Luxe v. Gledhill [1915] 2 K.B. 49), but an undertaking of not so widespread a 
character relating to the same matter has been upheld (Rex v. Burnley Jus- 
tices, supra). 

Breach of a condition is an offence for which the licensee may be fined, 
and at once lose his licence ; breach of an undertaking may lead to refusal 
of renewal. 

A condition that no film can be shown if a specified number of justices 
object is void, as different groups may think differently (Rex v. Burnley Jus- 
tices, supra). 

Where the Licensing Authority enforce a condition that no film to which 
the Authority objects may be shown, the owner of the film is apparently 
without any adequate remedy (ex p. Stott [1916! 1 K.B. 7 ; Stott v. Gamble 
[X916] 2 K.B. 504). 

A condition that no film be shown which has not been certified for public 
exhibition by the British Board of Film Censors is ultra vires, as it sets up in 
place of the Licensing Committee another Body whose ipse dixit should be a 
test of what might be exhibited. (Ellisv. Dubouski [1921] 3, K.B.D.). 

As to whether, therefore, the above conditions are intra vires is somewhat 
doubtful, and it might be argued that even if a film had not been censored and 
no notice given to the Local Licensing Authority, the only legal ground for 
proceeding against an exhibitor for showing the picture would be that of 

The argument was upheld in a summons brought against an exhibitor 
in the Midlands, by the Licensing Authority, on the condition that if it was 
desired to show a film that had not been passed by the Censor, three clear days 
notice must be sent to the Licensing Authority. 

Police Supervision. — Any police officer and any person authorised 
by the Licensing Authority may enter any premises (whether licensed or 
not) where he has reason to believe that a kinematograph exhibition is being 
or is about to be given. A police officer needs no authority, and while there 
may pay attention to any other breaches of the law that he may suspect 
(McVittie v. Turner [1916] 85 L.J. K.B. 23). If anyone prevents or obstructs 
him, the offender is liable to be fined up to £20 (Act s. 4). 

A Constable without consent is not entitled to take away a piece of a 
film for the purpose of testing whether it is inflammable or non-flammable. 

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Besides the offence just mentioned, the owner of a kinematograph 
or other apparatus who uses it or allows it to be used in contra- 
vention of the Act or the Regulations or the conditions of the licen< e, and 
the occupier of premises who allows them to be used in contravention of the 
same may be fined up to £20, and in the case of a continuing offence, £5 a 
day, and the licence may be revoked on conviction (Act s. 3). Th^ manager 
of a kinema owned by a company is not an occupier, an J cannot be summoned 
as such (Bruce v. McMaines [1915] 3 K.B. 1). 

A kinematograph licence does not authorise musical accompaniments 
A. music licence is not necessary where music is subsidiary to the picture. — 
See Hallinan. 73 j.P.N. 458 

Theatre and Music and Dancing Licences may also be necessary. 
Theatre Licences for Stage Plays are obtained from the Lord Chamberlain 
in London, and from the justices elsewhere. Music and Dancing Licence, 
are granted by the County and County Borough Councils, who can delegate 
this power to the local justices. 

Music and Dancing Licences in London are governed by the Music Hall 
.■xd, 1751 In Middlesex, by the Music and Dancing Middlesex Act, 1894. 
In other areas beyond 20 miles from the Cities of London and Westminster 
under the Public Health Acts (Amendment Act), 1890, Sec. 4. Music Licences 
are renewable only once each year. They may contain conditions (in view 
of the section of the Public Health Act), different to the conditions of a kine- 
matograph licence, as that act does not apply to Music and Dancing Licences. 
In London, Music and Dancing Licences are governed by the Music Halls Act, 
1 751. A Music and Dancing Licence does not authorise stage plays, nor does 
a Theatre Licence, under the Theatre Act, 1843, include Music and Dancing. 


Where an entertainment is given for children (i.e., under four 
teen), or the majority of persons present are children, and their number 
exceeds one hundred, and access to any part of the building is by stairs, 
then it is the duty of the occupier (if he is paid) and of the person giving the 
entertainment (in any case) to see that an adequate number of adult atten- 
dants are present to prevent overcrowding in any part, to control the mover 
ments of the audience whenentering and leaving, and also to take all reasonable 
precautions for safety. Police officers have the right of entry. Tho penalty 
for a first offence is up to £50, for a second or subsequent offence up to /100, 
and any licence held in respect of the building may be revoked (Children 
Act, 1908, s. 121). The kinematograph licence is not mentioned, as it had 
not come into existence at that date. 

The Employment of Children Act, 1903, s. 1, enables local authorities 
to make bye-laws relating to the employment of children (i.e., under fourteen) 
and many of them have exercised this power. A licensee should enquire 
at the council offices whether the local authority of his district has made 
any bye-law affecting him (e.g., as to programme, sweet, or cigarette sellers, 

No child (under sixteen) employed half - time in a factory 01 
workshop may be employed elsewhere (Act 1903, s. 3 (3)), nor may any 
child be employed oefore six a.m. or after nine p.m., unless the local bye-laws 
allow it (Act 1903, s. 3 (1)). The fine is up to 40s. for a first offence, and £5 
afterwards (Act 1903, s. 5 (1)). 


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By the Royal assent having Deen given to the Shops Hours of Closing 
Act 1928, patrons can buy tobacco, matches, table waters, sweets, choco- 
lates or other sugar confectionery or ice-cream at any time during perform- 
ances in any Theatre, Kinema, Music Hall or other similar place of entertain- 
ment so long as the sale is to bona-fide members of the audience and not on 
a part of the building to which other members of the public have access. 

This does away with the ban put upon Kinemas by D.O.R.A. some 11 years 


Houses (Additional Powers) Act, 1919. 

Gives powers to Councils to make orders prohibiting the construction 01 
works or theatres on grounds that the production of dwelling accommodation 
is likely to be delayed by a deficiency of labour or materials arising out of the 
employment of labour, or material in the construction of such works or build- 
ings. Any person aggrieved by such an order of prohibition can appeal, 
subject to the rules of procedure set down by the Ministry. A Tribunal of 
Appeal can be set up under this Act to hear appeals against any such Order. 

Licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910. 

Where it is desired to sell intoxicating liquors by retail on the premises, a 
Licence must be obtained. 

Refreshment Houses Act, i860. 

Any House, Room or Building can be opened for Public resort and enter- 
tainment between 10 p.m., and 5 a.m., but if not being licensed for beer, wine 
and spirits, must take out a Refreshment House Excise Licence. 

Sunday Observance Act, 1781. 

Any house opened for Public amusement or debate on a Sunday to which 
persons shall be admitted by payment of money shall be deemed a Disorderly 
House — Penalty £200 for every Sunday opened. (Note) — If a reasonable 
number of persons are admitted free there is no offence under the Act in 
making a charge for a reserved seat ; it will be noted that the act speaks of 
admission, not to a seat, but to the entertainment. 

Finance Act, 1920. 

This was an Act passed to grant certain duties to Customs and Inland 
Revenue, to alter other duties and to amend the law relating to Customs 
and Inland Revenue and the National Debt and to make further provision in 
connection with finance. 

Home Counties, Music and Dancing Licecnes Act, 1926. 

This was an Act passed to amend the law as regards Music and Dancing 
Licences in parts of certain Home Counties and in certain County Boroughs 
adjacent thereto. It gave powers to the Council to grant Licences for any 
period not exceeding 13 months to such persons as they thought fit. 

Under this Act the Council can delegate all or any of its powers to a Com- 
mittee consisting wholly or partly of members of the Council. 

Unemployment Insurance Act, 1920 

was an act passed to amend the Law in respect of Insurance against 
Unemployment. All persons of the age of 16 and upwards who are 
engaged in employment as specified by the Act shall be insured against 
unemployment in manner provided by the Act. 

Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Act, 1927 

amends the law relating to Trade Disputes and Trade Unions and regulates 
the position of Civil Servants and persons employed by public authorities in 
respect of membership of trade unions and similar organisations and to 
extend section 5 of the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act 1875. 

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1923. New Regulation under Cinematograph Act, 1909. 

Exhibitors should always keep a copy of these regulations by them as 
they take the place of the previous regulations dated 18th February, 1910, 
and 20th May, 1913. 

1921. The Entertainments Duty Regulations 

are regulations made by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise under 
Section 2 of the Finance New Duties) Act, 1916, for securing the payment of 
Entertainments Duty. 

The points to be noted are that the price of admission must be printed on 
the tickets Adhesive stamps are not to be issued except upon the tickets. 
No tickets other than stamped tickets to be issued on payment made for 
admission. Tickets and stamps to be issued undefaced and defaced sub- 
sequently. No Government ticket is to be used for admitting more than 
one person. (Note : Arrangements approved by the Commissioners can be made 
for providing returns of payments for admission to an entertainment.) 

The Employment of Children 

in entertainments, Statutory Rules and Orders 1920, No. 21. 

An application for a license to enable a child to take part in an entertain- 
ment or series of entertainments must be made in writing to the Local Edu- 
cational Authority signed by the parent and the employer of the child in 
the form contained in the first schedule thereto, together with the necessary 

Under this rule the term " parent " includes guardian and every person 
who is liable to maintain or has actual custody of the child. 

The Factories Bill, 1920 

This Bill abolishes the distinction between factories and workshops and 
between textile and non-textile factories, and employs only the one word 
" Factory." 

Landlord and Tenant Act, 1927. 

This Act came into force on the 25th March of this year. It provides 
(inter alia) for compensation for improvements and compensation for loss 
of goodwill. 

Cinematograph Films Act, 1927, 

being an Act to restrict blind booking and advance booking of Cine- 
matograph films, and to secure the renting and exhibition of a certain 
proportion of British films and for purposes connected therewith. The Act is 
printed in extenso at the end of this section. 

The Factory and Workshop Act, 1901. 

Under Section 20 of this Act electrical stations are defined as any premises 
or that part of any premises in which electrical energy is generated or trans- 
formed for the purpose of supply by way of trade or for the lighting of any 
street, &c. 

This section therefore brings a cinema which generates its own energy 
under the above Act, and therefore the requirements of the above Act must 
be complied with. 

The Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, 

was passed (inter alia) to define what machinery and plant was deemed 
to be part of the hereditament for rating purposes. 

The Rating and Valuation Act, 1928, 

was an Act passed to extend to the Administrative County of London 
the provisions of the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 with respect to the 
valuation of hereditaments containing machinery and p'ant and to make 
temporary provision with respect to the deduction to be made in ascertaining 
the rateable value — to amend Sections 11 and 37 and the 4th and 5th 
Schedules of the 1925 Act and to provide for the tenant decisions on points 
of law with a view to securing uniformity in valuation. 


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The Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, 

was an Act passed to make provision with a view to granting of relief from 
rates in respect of certain classes of hereditaments to be affected and the 
apportionment in Valuation Lists of the net annual value of such heredita- 
ments according to the extent and user thereof for various purposes, 

Section 3, sub-section 1 of this Act contains provisions as to " Industrial 
Hereditaments." " Industrial Hereditament " has been defined to mean 
a hereditament occupied and used as a mine or mineral railway or as a fac- 
tory or workshop. A hereditament though part of it may be in law a 
" factory " or " workshop " is not to be treated as an Industrial hereditament 
if the premises as a whole are not primarily used for the purposes of a factory 
or workshop. 

With regard to the position of a Kinematograph Theatre, in view of the 
fact that the premises are not used primarily for the purposes of a factory 
or workshoD I do not consider it comes under the heading of " Industrial 
Hereditament " and therefore does not appear to be entitled to " relief " 
as an " Industrial hereditament." 

The Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act Rules, 1928, made by the 
Minister of Health under section 58 of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, 
and of the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, prescribes the 
forms of notices, claims and lists to be used for the purposes of the first 
Schedule to the last mentioned Act and the dates to be observed in con- 
nection with the preparation and approval of lists under that Schedule. 

The list of valuations is deposited by the Rating Authorities at the office 
ol the Authority and any person aggrieved can object to the assessment 
within 25 days of the deposit of the V aluation List. Forms of objection 
can be obtained from the Rating Authorities, and the forms should contain 
every possible ground for complaint. One person can object to another 
person's assessment on the ground that it is too low, and in such a case the 
occupier is entit'ed to receive notice from the Assessment Committee of the 


There is no general legislation upon this matter, but there are local 
statutes and orders. 

(i) London County Council (Celluloid) Act, 1915 ; Glasgow 
Celluloid Act, 1915. These Acts came into force on April ist, 1916 (with 
certain exceptions), and are in practically identical terms. They deal with 
celluloid and other substances and kinematograph films. They deal with 
three classes of buildings : (a) Raw Celluloid Factories ; (b) Celluloid Fac- 
tories ; and (c) Celluloid Stores. 

(a) Raw Celluloid Factories, i.e., places where celluloid and similar 

substances are made. The site and construction of each factory 
must be approved by the Council, and the factory must be main- 
tained substantially as approved (London Act, s. 3). 

(b) Celluloid Factories, i.e., places where celluloid or kinematograph 
film is subjected to manufacturing process. Such a factory 
must not be beneath or below the level of other parts of the same 
building used for residential purposes. The Council may dis- 
pense with this duty in the case of a building so used before April 
ist, 1916. Proper means of escape from fire must be provided 
unless the premises are already under the Dangerous Trade 
Regulations (Factory Act, 1901). The Council may dispense 
with these requirements in any case where it judges them to be 
unnecessary (London Act, ss. 5 and 6). 

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(c) Celluloid Stores, i.e., places where for sale, hire, or profit, either 
(a) kinematograph film is kept or stored in quantities exceeding 
20 reels or 80 lbs., or, where smaller quantities are kept, etc., unless 
the reels are kept in separate closed metal boxes or (b) unmanu- 
factured celluloid is kept in quantities exceeding 112 lbs. weight. 
These stores must be registered with the Council (from whom 
forms can be obtained). The registration fee is 10s. 6d. (London 
Act, s. 4). The same provisions apply to stores as to factories 
under head (b), but the Council has no power to dispense with 
any of the requirements as unnecessary (London Act. s. 7). 
Where buildings were before the Act partly used as a celluloid factory 
or store and partly for other purposes, and film is used or handled therein, 
then, if the Council requires structural alterations before giving any consent, 
the owner of the building must be notified, and, if the Council requires as a 
condition the provision of means of escape from fire, the person using the 
building must be notified. In each case if the person notified objects to 
the requirement, he can claim arbitration (London Act, s. 9). 

Once the consent or approval of the Council is obtained, no further request 
can be made unless the conditions materially change (London Act, s. n). 

The elaborate provisions as to storage of celluloid and celluloid film 
do not come into operation until the Defence of the Realm Regulation is 
revoked (London Act, s. 12). In Glasgow they came into force on January 1st. 

If anyone affected by a decision of the Council objects to it, he has an 
appeal to a Police Magistrate (London Act, s. 14). 

The Council may appoint officials who have power to enter any premises 
take samples, and have them analysed (London Act, s.21). 

The general procedure for infringing the Act is a prosecution with a 
maximum penalty of ^20 and £10 a day if the offence is continuing (London 
Act, s. 2), but in the case of selling film to a person apparently under sixteen 
without a written order from a responsible person, the penalty is up to £2 
for the first offence ; £5 for the second ; and £10 for the third and later 
offence (London Act, s. 24). 

These Acts do not apply to Theatres, Music Halls and Kinemas (London 
Act, s. 25), nor to films, etc., while in transit on railways (London Act, s. 30I. 

(2) Defence of the Realm Regulation 35. — No person may have 
in his possession, or in premises in his occupation or under his control, any 
celluloid or film exceeding the prescribed amount without a permit. The 
police are charged with the duty of enforcing the regulation, and may enter 
premises and may remove and destroy any celluloid or film found there without 
a permit or in breach of the terms of the permit. 

Orders under this Regulation have been made as to Birmingham, Leeds, 
London, and Nottingham. The London Order is the only one referring to 
celluloid ; and allows 112 lbs. to be kept without a permit The requirements 
as to permits are expressed not to apply to kinemas or to factories which are 
under the Dangerous Trade Regulations (Factory Act, iqci). 


Railway Regulations in regard to Film Boxes. — The specification 
of the Railway Clearing House ol the type of metal boxes required by the 
Railway Companies to be used for the transit of films is as follows : 

Boxes must be rectangular, wood-lined cases, to hold not more than six 
films and measure not more than 14$ inches outside either way. They must 
be made of galvanised iron of not less thickness than .022 of an inch (No 25. 
b.g.) for the small one and two film cases, and not less than .028 of an inch 
(No. 23 b.g.) for the larger sizes (three to six film cases). 

All the corners of the sides and bottom must be strengthened by folding 
seams, the top of the body having wired edges turned inwards. The hinged lid 


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must be turned down all round for a depth of one and a quarter inches. It 
must fit over the body ol the case and have wired edges turned outwards. Ir 
must be attached to the body by two strong hinges, firmly riveted to both 
body and lid, and fastened by stout wire hasps fitting over iron staples riveted 
to the front of the case. Each hasp and staple must be locked, either by pad- 
lock or by a spring safety hook, permanently to the staple by a short length 
of stout chain. Cases for one and two films need only have one clasp and 
staple fastening ; other sizes must have two. 

Other conditions are that a thin metal label frame, open at the top, 
must be riveted to the case in such a position that the top edge of the label 
frame is covered by the lid when closed ; all the boxes must i_e completely 
lined with plain wood of half-inch thickness fastened by rivets to the lid and 
body of the case ; the following words must be painted in black on the lid : 
" Cinema Films," in one-inch block letters, and " Keep in a cool place," 
in letters five-eighths of an inch depth. No other lettering must appear 
on the lid. The name and address of the owners may be painted on the 
sides or ends, and the cases must be unpainted. 


(i) Export. — Under the Customs (Exports Restrictions) Acts, 1914 
and 1915, orders have been made totally prohibiting the export of celluloid, 
celluloid sheet which is non-inflammable, and similar transparent material 
not soluble in lubricating oil, petrol or water, and kinematograph film. 

Licences can, however, be obtained from the War Trade Department 
through the British Board of Film Censors, and general licences can be 
obtained under certain conditions which must be strictly complied with. 
All applications for licences and information should be made in the first 
instance to the British Board of Film Censors. 

{2) Imports. — The import of films is affected in three ways : 

(a) Copyright. 

(b) Customs Duty. 

(c) Restriction of Imports. 

(a) The owner of British copyright may notify the Customs that he 
objects to copies made out of the United Kingdom of his work 
which would be an infringement if made here, being imported. 
The Customs make regulations dealing with this matter, and 
breach of the prohibition leads to forfeiture and destruction of 
the offending copies. 

(6) The duty on imported films is as follows : Rate per foot of the 
standard width, if inches : Blank film (also called raw film or 
stock), Jd. ; positives, i.e., films ready for exhibition, id. ; nega- 
tives, i.e., films containing a photograph from which positives 
may be prepared, 5d. They can be placed in bond. 

(<:) Imported films must comply with the regulations for railway 


For tax purposes an " entertainment " includes any exhibition, per- 
formance, amusement, game, or sport to which persons are admitted for 
payment. Admission to the place where the entertainment is held is suffi- 
cient, otherwise tax could be evaded by charging admission and giving a 
free show. If there is an additional charge to go to another part of the 
premises, tax is levied on both charges. The proprietor for this purpose 

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includes the person responsible for the management. The rates as now 
altered by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1931, are as fqllows : 

Rate of Entertainments Duty. 

Amount of pay men'.. Duty. 

Where the amount of payment for admission, ex- 
cluding the amount of the duty — 

Exceeds 2d. and does not exceed 2£d. ... One halfpenny. 

Exceeds 2^d. and does not exceed 6d. ... One penny. 

Exceeds 6d. and does not exceed 7 id. ... Three halfpence. 

Exceeds 7£d. and does not exceed lOd. ... Two pence. 

Exceeds lOd. and does not exceed Is. OJd. Two pence halfpenny. 

Exceeds Is. 0£d. and does not exceed Is. 3d. Three pence. 

Exceeds Is. 3d. ... ... ... ... Three pence for the first 

Is. 3d. and one penny 
for every 5d. or part 
of 5d. over Is. 3d. 

Admission can only be given by ticket stamped with a mark denoting 
that duty has been paid, or in special cases, if the Commissioners approve, 
through a barrier which automatically registers the numbers admitted. 
But the proprietor can make arrangements with the Commissioners dispensing 
with these conditions on the terms of furnishing certified returns at stated 
times and giving security for due payment of the duty. Penalty for breach : 
Proprietor, /50 and duty ; Person admitted, £5. Special provision is made 
for lump sum payments in the case of clubs or societies, or in the case of season 
tickets or tickets for a series of entertainments. 

Duty is not payable where the Commissioners are satisfied : 

(a) That the proceeds are devoted to philanthropic or charitable 
purposes without deduction 0} expenses, or 

(p) That the entertainment is wholly educational ( in case of difference 
the Board of Education decides) ; or 

(«) That the entertainment is for children only, and the charge is 
not more than one penny per person ; or 

(d) That the entertainment is provided for partly educational or 
partly scientific purposes by a society, and not run for profit ; or 

(e) That it is provided by or on behalf of a school or educational 
institution if the school or institution is not run for profit, and the 
entertainment is provided solely for promoting some object of the 
school or institution, and that all the persons who are performers 
are under sixteen and are scholars or ex-scholars of the school 
or institution. 

In the case of a charity performance where the whole of the expenses 
are deducted, but do not exceed 20 per cent, of the receipts, the duty is 
repaid to the proprietor. 

Any officer of excise authorised to do so may enter a place of entertain- 
ment and any person who prevents or obstructs him is liable to a fine up to 

The Commissioners can make regulations, any breach of which entails 
an excise penalty of £50, and they may make arrangements whereby the 
local authority (county, borough, or urban district council), or the police 
may exercise all or any of the powers of the Commissioners as to this duty. 
The law is contained in the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, ss. 1 aud 2, and 
be Finance Act, 1016, s. 12. 

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An Act to permit and regulate the opening and use of places on Sundays for 
certain entertainments and for debates, and for purposes connected with the matters 
aforesaid. [13 h July, 1932.1 

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with *he advice and 
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parlia- 
ment assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows : — 

1. — (1) The authority having power, in any area to which this section eztends, 
to grant licences under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, may, notwithstanding anything 
in any enactment relating to Sunday observance, allow places in that area licensed 
under the said Act to be opened and used on Sunday s for the purpose of cinematograph 
entertainments, subject to such conditions as the authority think fit to impose : 

Provided that no place shall be allowed to be so opened and used unless among 
the conditions subject to which it is allowed to be so opened and used there are 
included conditions for securing — 

(a) that no person will be employed by any employer on any Sunday 
in connection with a cinematograph entertainment or any other entertainment 
or exhibition given therewith who has been employed on each of the six 
previous days either by that employer in any occupation or by any other 
employer in connection with similar entertainments or exhibitions ; and 

(b) that such sums as may be specified by the authority not exceed- 
ing the amount estimated by the authority as the amount of the profits which 
will be received from cinematograph entertainments given while the place is 
open on Sundays, and from any other entertainment or exhibition given there- 
with, and calculated by reference to such estimated profits or to such proportion 
of them as the authority think fit, will be paid as to the prescribed percentage 
thereof, if any, to the authority for the purpose of being transmitted to the 
Cinematograph Fund constituted in accordance with the provisions of this 
Act, and as to the remainder thereof to such persons as may be specified by 
the authority for the purpose of being applied to charitable objects ; 

and for the purpose of any conditions imposed by an authority as to the payment 
of sums calculated by reference to such estimated profits as aforesaid, the profits 
shall be computed in such manner as the authority may direct. 

(2) For the purposes of section four of the Cinematograph Act, 1909 (which 
contains provisions as to the enforcement of the conditions of licences) any conditions 
subject to which a place is allowed under this section to be opened and used on 
Sundays shall be deemed to be conditions of the licence granted under that Act In 
respect of the place. 

(3) If, in any place allowed under this section to be opened and used on Sundays 
for the purposo of cinematograph entertainments, any person is employed on any 
Sunday contrary to the conditions subject to which the place was allowed to be so 
opened and used, and either — 

(a) it is proved — 

(i) that the employment was solely due to an emergency caused by a 
mechanical breakdown, or to the unavoidable absence of a skilled worker 
due to attend on that Sunday for whom no substitute could readily have been 
obtained ; and 

(ii) that the emergency was notified, within twenty-four hours after 
it occurred, to the authority by whom the place is licensed under the Cine- 
matograph Act, 1909 ; and 

(iii) that the person employed on that Sunday contrary to the said 
conditions received a day's rest in lieu of that Sunday : or 

(B) it is proved — 

(i) that the person was employed contrary to the said conditions only 
by reason of his having been employed on each of the six days previous to 
that Sunday in connection with similar entertainments or exhibitions by an 
employer other than the employer who employed him on that Sunday : 

(ii) that the last-mentioned employer had, after making due inquiry, 
reasonable ground for believing that he had not been so employed as aforesaid ; 

that employment shall be deemed not to have been a contravention of the conditions 
subject to which the place was allowed to be so opened and used as aforesaid. 

(4) In the event of a contravention of any conditions subject to which a place 
was allowed under this section to be opened and used on Sundays for the purpose of 
cinematograph entertainments, the person who held the licence for that place 
granted under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, shall be liable on summary conviction 
to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, and shall, in the case of a contravention 
consisting of a failure to pay in accordance with the condition any sum thereby 
required to be paid to any authority or person, be liable to pay that sum as a debt 
due to that authority or person, as the case may be. 

Any sum recoverable under this subsection may, if it does not exceed fifty 
pounds, be recovered summarily as a civil debt. 

(5) This section extends to every area in which places licensed by the authority 
having power in that area to grant licences under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, 
were within the poriod of twelve months ending on the sixth day of October, niuetecn 
hundred and thirty-one, opened and used on Sundays for the purpose of cinemato- 

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graph entertainments, in pursuance of arrangements purported to have been made 
with tho authority, and shall also extend to any borough or county district to which 
it may be extended by an ordor laid before Parliament in accordance with tho 
provisions of the Schedule to this Act, and approved by a resolution passed by each 
House of Parliament: 

Provided that, if in any area the arrangements In pursuance of which places 
were so opened and uS9d as aforesaid related only to specific occasional entertain- 
ments, then, unless and until it is extended to that area by such an ordor as aforesaid, 
this section shall extend to that area subject to the modification that the powers 
thereby conferred shall not be exercised with respect to more than two Sundays In 
any year. 

2, — (1) There shall be established under the direction and control of the Privy 
Council a fund, to be called the " Cinematograph Fund," and all sums paid to an 
authority in accordance with conditions imposed by them under the last foregoinu- 
section for the purpose of being transmitted to that fund shall be so transmitted 
at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by regulations made by a 
Secretary of State and laid before Parliament. 

(2) The moneys from time to time standing to the credit of the Cinematograph 
Fund shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be applied in such manner as may be 
directed by the Privy Council for the purpose of encouraging the use and development 
of the cinematograph as a means of entertainment and instruction : 

Provided that a sum equal to the amount certified by the Treasury as the 
amount of the expenses incurred by the Privy Council in the administration of the 
said Fund shall be deducted annually from the Fund and applied in accordance with 
directions given by the Treasury as an appropriation in aid of the moneys provided 
by Parliament for the purposes of the Privy Council. 

(3) The accounts of the Cinematograph Fund shall be kept in such form as 
may be directed by the Treasury, and an account showing the revenue and expendi- 
ture of the Fund shall be transmitted annually to the Comptroller and Auditor 
General, who shall certify and report upon the account, and the account and report 
shall be laid before Parliament. 

3, The power of any authority in any area to grant licences under any enactment 
for the regulation of places kept or ordinarily used for public dancing, singing, 
music, or other public entertainment of the like kind, shall include power to grant 
such licences in respect only of musical entertainments on Sundays, and the power 
to attach conditions to any such licence shall include power to attach special con- 
ditions in respect of such entertainments on Sundays. 

4, No person shall be guilty of an offence or subject to any penalty under the 
Sunday Observance Acts, 1625 to 1780, by reason of his having managed, conducted, 
assisted at, or otherwise taken part in or attended or advertised — 

(a) any cinematograph entertainment at any place allowed under this 
Act to be opened and used on Sundays for that purpose ; 

(b) any musical entertainment at any place licensed to be opened and 
used on Sundays for that purpose or at any place authorised by virtue of letters 
patent or royal charter to be kept or used for entertainments ; 

(c) any museum, picture gallery, zoological or botanical garden or 
aquarium : 

(D) any lecture or debate ; 
or by reason of his being the keeper of any place opened and used on Sundays for the 
purpose of any cinematograph entertainment or musical entertainment for which it 
is allowed under this Act or licensed to be so opened and used, or of any museum, 
picture gallery, zoological or botanical garden or aquarium, or of any place at which 
a lecture or debate is held on Sunday. 

5, In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions 
have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say : — - 

" Cinematograph entertainment " means the exhibition of pictures or 
other optical effects by means of a cinematograph or other similar apparatus, 
with or without the mechanical reproduction of sound : 

" Contravention " in relation to any condition, includes a failure to comply 
with that condition : 

" Musical entertainment " means a concert or similar entertainment 
consisting of the performance of music, with or without singing or recitation : 

" Museum " includes any place permanently used for the exhibition of 
sculpture, casts, models, or other similar objects : 

" Prescribed percentage " means such percentage, not exceeding five 
per cent., as a Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, prescribe by regulations 
made by him and laid before Parliament : 

" Sunday Observance Acts, 1625 to 1780," means the Sunday Observance 
Act, 1625, the Sunday Observance Act, 1677, and the Sunday Observance 
Act, 1780. 

6, — (1) This Act may be cited as the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932. 

(2) The Sunday Performances (Temporary Regulation) Act, 1931, is hereby 
repealed, as from the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty -two, 

(3) This Act shall not extend to Scotland or to Northern Ireland. 


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Extension of Powers to allow Cinematograph Entertainments. 
Power to submit Draft Orders to Secretary of State. 

1. Subject to the provisions of this Schedule the council of any borough or 
county district may submit to the Secretary of State a draft order in the terms 
following, that is to say : — 

" In accordance with the provisions of the Sunday Entertainments Act, 
1932, I, , one of His Majesty's Principal 

Secretaries of State, hereby order that as from the date on which this order 
has been approved by resolutions passed by both Houses of Parliament, 
section one of the said Act shall extend to the borough [or urban district 
or rural district] of ." 
Provided that, before so submitting any such draft order, the council shall publish 
by means of placards and by advertisement in at least one newspaper circulated in 
the borough or district in two successive weeks a notice stating — - 

(a) the terms of the draft order ; and 

(b) that the council propose to submit the draft order to the Secretary 
of State. 

Procedure in the case of Boroughs and Urban Districts. 

2. The notice of a proposal to submit a draft order under this Schedule pub- 
lished by the council of any borough or urban district shall state that a public meeting 
of local government electors for the borough or urban district will be held on a day 
named, not being less than fourteen nor more than twenty-eight days after the 
first advertisement of the notice, for the purpose of considering the question of the 
submission of the draft order to the Secretary of State. 

3. A public meeting of such electors as aforesaid shall be held in accordance 
with the notice, and in relation to the meeting and to any poll and other proceedings 
subsequent thereto, the provisions of paragraphs 3 to 16 of the First Schedule to 
the Borough Funds Act, 1903, shall apply as if for references therein to " the Bill " 
and to " the promotion of the Bill " there were substituted, respectively, references 
to " the draft order " and " the submission of the draft order," and as if for refer- 
ences to " the Minister of Health " there were substituted references to " the Secretary 
of State," so, however, that so much of the said paragraphs as relates to separate 
resolutions in favour of the promotion of any part or parts or clause or clauses of the 
Bill shall not apply. 

Procedure in the case of Rural Districts. 

4. The notice of a proposal to submit a draft order under this Schedule published 
by the council of any rural district shall state that an objection to the submission of the 
draft order may be made to them in writing by any local government elector for the 
district within a period specified in the notice, not being less than fourteen nor more 
than twenty-eight days after the first advertisement of the notice, and that if at the 
expiration of that period objections have been duly made and not withdrawn by at 
least one hundred such electors or one-twentieth in number of such electors, which- 
ever may be the less, then the council will cause to be held a local inquiry into the 
question of the submission of the draft order to the Secretary of State upon such 
date, not being less than seven days after the expiration of the period aforesaid, 
and at such time and place as may be specified in the notice. 

5. Any such inquiry as aforesaid shall, in accordance with the notice, be help 
in public by a person appointed by the Secretary of State, and any local government 
elector for the district shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be entitled to appear 
personally and be heard thereat, and the person holding the inquiry shall, after the 
conclusion thereof, report in writing to the council whether public opinion in the 
district appears to him to be in favour of or against the extension of section one of 
I his Act to t he 'li-t rift : 

Provided shat the person holding the inquiry shall have power to conclude 
the inquiry when, in his opinion, he has received sufficient evidence to enable him 
to make the report aforesaid. 

Submission of Draft Order to and by the Secretary of State. 

6. No draft order shall be submitted to the Secretary of State under the pro- 
visions of this Schedule by the council of a borough or urban district unless the 
result of a poll under this Act, or the decision of a meeting of local government 
electors when final, is in favour of the submission thereof ; and, except where by 
reason of there being no objection or an insufficient number of objections to the 
submission of the draft order an inquiry is not required under the foregoing provisions 
of this Schedule, no such draft order shall be so submitted by the council of a rural 
district unless the person by whom the inquiry was held has reported that public 
opinion in the district appears to him to be in favour of the extension of section 
one of this Act to the district. 

Any such draft order submitted to the Secretary of State shall be accompanied, 
as the case may be, by a statement of the result of the poll or the decision of the 
meeting of local government electors, if final, certified by the mayor or chairman, or 
(except where an inquiry is not so required as aforesaid) by the report of the person 
by whom the inquiry was held, certified by him. 

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7, A draft order duly submitted to the Secretary of State iu accordance with 
the foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall be laid by him before Parliament, 
together with a copy of the certified statement or report (if any) submitted to him 


8, Section five of the Borough Funds Act, 1903 (which relates to offences in 
relation to polls), shall apply in relation to polls held under this Schedule as it applies 
in relation to polls held under that Act. 

9, Any expenses Incurred by a council iu connection with the holding of any 
meeting, poll, inquiry or other proceeding under this Schedule (including such fee 
to the person holding any such inquiry as may be determined by the Secretary of 
State) shall be defrayed by the council out of the general rate. 


Under the Copyright Act, 191 1, the owner of a literary or dramatic 
work has the sole right to make a kinematograph film or other contrivance 
by which the same may be mechanically performed, and to authorise such 
acts. Before the Act it was held that there was no such right (Karno v. 
Pathe Frires, 100 L.T. 260). 

Infringement is doing without the owner's consent anything which 
conflicts with the owner's rights. It includes selling, or letting for hire, or 
by way of trade exposing or offering for sale or hire, or by way of trade 
exhibiting in public or importing for sale or hire any work which infringes 
copyright or would do so if the work had been made in the country where 
infringement takes place. It also includes the case of a person who, for his 
private profit, permits a theatre or place of entertainment to be used for the 
public performance of a work without the owner's consent unless the person 
so doing was not aware and had no reasonable ground for suspecting that it 
was an infringement. 

Copyright lasts during the life of the author and fifty years after his 
death. In the case of photographs, it is fifty years from the making of the 
original negative. All transfers or licences must be in writing and signed 
by the owner or his agent. The author cannot assign his copyright for 
longer than twenty-five years after his death. 

A compulsory licence can be obtained twenty-five or thirty years after 
the author's death, but this provision cannot apply before 1936 at the earliest. 
The Privy Council has the power to grant a compulsory licence at any time 
after the author's death if it is proved that the work has been published to 
performed in public, and the present owner of the copyright has refused or 
allow republication, etc., so that the work is in effect withheld from the 

An employee or apprentice does not acquire the copyright in work he 
does for his employer. Where a photograph is taken at the order of the 
sitter, who pays for it, he, and not the photographer, is the owner. It is a 
criminal offence to infringe copyright knowingly, and the offender is liable 
to a fine up to 40s. for every copy, but not more than ^50 for any one trans- 
action. In the case of second or subsequent offences, the justices can send 
the offender to prison for two months without the option of a fine, and in 
all cases may order the copies to be destroyed. No criminal charge under 
the Act can be brought more than six months after the act complained of. 
In civil proceedings the usual remedy is an injunction, but the defendant is 
also liable for damages unless he proves not merely that he did not know of the 
copyright, but also that he had no reasonable grounds for suspecting its 
existence. For example, if a kinema proprietor hires a film to show at one 
hall, he is liable for damages if he shows it at any other place (Fenning Film 
Service v. Wolverhampton, etc., Cinemas [1914] 3 K.B. 1171). Where the 
alleged infringement is such that the Court would not protect it as an original 
work (e.g., on the ground of indecency), the owner of the copyright cannot 
sue under the Act, but can claim damages for defamatory representation of 
his work (Glyn v. Western Feature Film Co. [1916] 1 Ch. 261). The proper 
way to prove a film is to call someone who has seen it shown and not to pro- 
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The Local Government Board have power under Section 130 of Public 
Health Act, 1875, and amendments to issue regulations with a view to pre- 
venting the spread of any epidemic or infectious disease. Regulations known 
as the Public Health (Influenza) Regulations, 191 8, were issued by the Local 
Government Board under general orders dated November 18 and 22, 1918 : — 

1. Limiting the time of entertainment to not more than 4 hours 

2. An interval of not less than 30 minutes between any two 

3. During such interval the place to be effectually and thoroughly 
ventilated, the penalty for breach not exceeding £100, and in case of 
a continuing offence to a further penalty not exceeding /50 for every 
day which the offence continues. 

4. No children to be admitted to exhibitions where public 
elementary schools in the district have been temporarily closed. 
Notice must be given to the proprietor, otherwise regulation not 

These restrictions can be relaxed by any local authority upon such 
conditions as they may determine on the advice of their Medical Officer foi 
Health. They do not concern the Licensing Authorities, who have no power 
to deal with such restrictions. 

For removal of regulations application should be made to the District 
or Urban Council of the place where the theatre is situated. 

[These regulations have been rescinded. Attempts are being made to make 
them conditions on kinematograph licences, but it is doublhd whether such con- 
ditions are " intra vires."] 


An Act known as " The Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 
of 1922 " has been passed to make better provision for the prevention of 
fire in premises where raw celluloid or kinematograph films aie stored or used. 

The purposes to which this Act applies are : — 

(1) The keeping or storing of raw celluloid — 

(a) In quantities exceeding at any one time one hundredweight ; or 

(b) In smaller quantities unless kept (except when required to be 
exposed for the purpose of the work carried on in the premises) 
in a properly closed metal box or case ; and 

(2) The keeping or storing of kinematograph film — 

(a) In quantities exceeding at any one time twenty reels or eighty 
pounds in weight, or 

(b) In smaller quantities unless each reel is kept (except when re- 
quired to be exposed for the purpose ol the work carried on in the 
premises) in a separate and properly closed metal box or case : — 

Provided that : — 

i. For the purpose of this Act, kinematograph film shall 
be deemed to be kept in any premises where it is tempor- 
arily deposited for the purpose of examination, cleaning, 
packing, re-winding or repair, but celluloid or kinemato- 
graph film shall not be deemed to be kept or stored in any 
premises where it is temporarily deposited whilst in the 
course of delivery, conveyance or transport ; and 

ii. The provisions of this Act shall not, except in the cases 
referred to in paragraphs (c), (d) and («) of sub-section 
(1) of section one thereof, apply to premises to which the 

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Factory and Workshop Acts, 1901 to 19*° apply. Nor 

do the provisions of this Act apply to premises licensed 
under the Cinematograph Act, 1909. It should be pointed 
out, however, that under this Act any Officer duly 
authorised by a local authority may at any time take 
for analysis sufficient samoles of any material which he 
suspects to be or to contain Celluloid. 


The 1923 Regulations under the Cinematograph Act. 1909, are some- 
what important, and have been somewhat amended from their original form, 
owing to various meetings that took place between the Sub-Committee of the 
C.E.A. and the Home Office. 

The Regulations took the place of previous Regulations of February 18, 
1910 and May 20, 1913. The Regulations must be exhibited in the enclosure 
and easily accessible to operators. They are dated July 30, 1923, and operate 
from that date, but they would not affect any licence for the period for which 
it was granted, though, of course, when the same is renewed the new conditions 
will appear. 

As regards clause 4, " Fire Appliances " footnote should be noticed, 
as it lays down that a fireman need not be employed exclusively in taking 
charge of the fire appliances. He must not, however, be given other work 
during an exhibition which would take him away from the building or other- 
wise prevent him from being immediately available in case of danger or 
alarm of fire. 

As regards No. 5, " Smoking," it should be observed that notices stating 
that smoking is prohibited shall be kept posted in the enclosure and film 
room or anywhere where films are stored, wound or repaired. 

As regards No. 7, relating to enclosure, fire-resisting material now includes 
teak or oak not less than two inches thick. 

With regard to clause 7," Enclosures," Sec. 8, it will be noticed that in 
case of need the enclosure may be left for a short period in charge of a com- 
petent assistant over 16 years of age. 

As to what is the exact definition of a "competent operator," one does 
n<,')t know, but apparently it can be taken to mean that an operator who can 
satisfactorily operate would come within the definition of a " competent 

With regard to clause 13, " Lighting," it should be pointed out that if 
the general lighting is by electricity the safety lighting shall be by (a) 
electricity from another source (b) gas or (c) oil or candles 

One does not take this to mean that the safety lighting, if electricity, 
shall be taken from an entirely different supply, but merely that there shall 
be primary and secondary lighting installed in the building, the intention, of 
course, being that should the electric light supply be temporarily interrupted, 
the theatre will not be put into darkness 

Clause 14, on " Electrical Installation," it should be noticed that the 
Wiring Rules of the Institution of Electrical Engineers apply, a copy of 
which can always be obtained from Odhams Press Ltd., Technical Book 
Dept., 85, Long Acre, London, W.C.2. Price 1 /2 post free. 

It should be observed that Sections A, E, F and G of these Regulations do 
not apply to wiring in existence before July 30, 1923, except in the event of 
such wiring being altered or renewed. 

With regard to clause should be noticed that the requirements in 
paragraphs C, D M and N shall not apply to apparatus in use before the date 
of these Regulations, and the requirements in paragraphs E, G, I, J and K do 
not apply until July 29, 1925, except in the event of the apparatus being 
renewed or materially altered. — Norman Hart 

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[Regulations, dated July 30, 1923, made by the Secretary of State 



1. — In these Regulations — 

(a) The word " building " shall be deemed to include any booth, tent or similar structure. 
(6) The expression " new building " means a building newly erected or adapted after the date 
on which these regulations come into force for the purpose of cinematograph exhibitions. 
(c) The expression " cinematograph exhibition " includes any exhibition to which the Act applies. 

Seating and Exits. 

2. — (a) No building shall be used for cinematograph exhibitions unless 
it be provided with an adequate number of exits clearly indicated and so 
placed and maintained as readily to afford the audience ample means of safe 

(6) The doors of all exits shall be so constructed and maintained as easily 
to open outwards on being pressed from within. 

(c) The seating in the building shall be so arranged as not to interfere 
with free access to the exits. 

(d) The gangways, the staircases, and the passages leading to the exits 
shall, during the presence of the public in the building, be kept clear of 
obstructions. No person shall be allowed to stand or sit in any of the gang- 
ways intersecting the rows of seats, or in the space between the front row of 
seats and the screen ; and if standing be permitted by the licensing authority 
in any other gangway or portion of the auditorium, sufficient room shall be 
left to allow persons to pass easily to and fro. 


3. — (a) The licensee or some responsible person nominated by him in 
writing for the purpose shall be in charge during the whole time of any exhibi- 
tion and there shall also be during that time a sufficient staff of attendants 
in the building for the purpose of securing safety. 

( b) All persons responsible for or employed in or in connection with the 
exhibition shall take all due precautions for the prevention of accidents, and 
shall abstain from any act whatever which tends to cause fire and is not 
reasonably necessary for the purpose of the exhibition. 

(This paragraph ol the Regulations has now been revised— See page 140) 

Fire Appliances. 

4. — (a) Fire appliances suitable to the character of the building and 
adequate to deal with an outbreak of fire shall be provided and maintained 
in good working order. During the exhibition such appliances shall be in the 
charge of some person (a) specially nominated for that purpose who shall see 
that they are kept constantly available for use. 

(b) There shall always be within the enclosure sufficient means of dealing 
with fire readily available for use, and these shall include the following, 
namely, a thick woollen blanket, two buckets of water, and a bucket of dry 
sand. Before the commencement of each exhibition the operator shall 
satisfy himself that the fire appliances within the enclosure are ready for use. 

(A) It is not required that the person specially nominated should necessarily be employed exclu- 
sively in taking charge of the fire appliances, but be must not be given other workduring an exhibition 
which would take him away from the building or otherwise prevent him from being immediately 
available in case of danger or alarm of fire. 

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5. — No smoking shall at any time be permitted within the barrier or 
enclosure, nor in the film room nor in any part of the premises in which films 
are stored, wound, or repaired. Notices stating that smoking is prohibited 
shall be kept posted in the enclosure and film room and any such part of the 
premises as aforesaid. 

Inflammable Articles. 

6. — No inflammable article shall unnecessarily be taken into, or allowed 
to remain in, the enclosure, the film room, or any part of the premises in 
which films are stored, wound, or repaired. 

Regulations applying to all classes of buildings. 

7. — (1) (a) The projecting apparatus shall be placed in an enclosure of 
substantial construction made of or lined internally with fire-resisting material 
and of sufficient dimensions to allow the operator to work freely. 

(b) All fittings and fixtures within the enclosure other than the frames 
of outside windows shall be constructed of or covered with fire-resisting 

The entrance to the enclosure shall be suitably placed and fitted with a 
self-closing close-fitting door which shall be kept closed during the exhibition. 

For the purpose of this Regulation the expression " fire resisting material " 
includes teak or oak not less than two inches thick. 

(c) The openings through which the necessary pipes and cables pass into 
the enclosure shall be efficiently sealed or bushed, as the case may be. 

(d) The openings in the front face of the enclosure shall be covered with 
glass and shall not be larger than is necessary for effective projection and 

Each such opening shall be fitted with a screen of fire-resisting material, 
which can be released from both the inside and the outside of the enclosure 
so that it automatically closes with a close-fitting joint. The screens shall 
be so constructed and arranged that they can all be released simultaneously 
from the operating position near any of the projectors. 

The openings shall not exceed two for each projecting apparatus and 
not more than two of the openings shall be left unscreened at any one time 
notwithstanding that there be two or more lanterns in the enclosure unless 
a control is provided by which all the screens can be released simultaneously 
from both the inside and the outside of the enclosure. 

(e) The door of the enclosure and all openings, bushes, and joints shall 
be so constructed and maintained as to prevent, so far as possible, the escape 
of any smoke into the auditorium or any part of the building to which the 
public are admitted. 

(/) Adequate means of ventilation shall be provided with sufficient 
inlets and outlets so as to ensure a constant supply of fresh air. The inlets 
and outlets shall communicate directly with the outside of the building, and 
shall be so arranged as not to expose the operator to a direct draught. 

(g) If the enclosure is inside the auditorium, either a suitable barrier 
shall be placed round the enclosure at a distance of not less than two feet 
from it, or other effectual means shall be taken to prevent the public from 
coming into contact with the enclosure. 

Provided that this requirement shall not apply where the enclosure is 
of permanent construction and is not entered from the auditorium. 

{h) The enclosure shall be in charge of a competent operator over eighteen 
years of age, who shall be present in the enclosure during the whole time that 
the apparatus is in use. This shall not prevent the operator leaving the enclo- 
sure for a short period in case of need provided that a competent assistant, 
over sixteen years of age, is left in charge and the operator remains within 
immediate call. 

(i) No unauthorised person shall go into the enclosure or be allowed 
to be within the barrier. 


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Regulations applying only to specified classes of buildings. 

(2) In the case of buildings used habitually for cinematograph exhibitions 
the enclosure shall be outside the auditorium ; and in the case of permanent 
buildings used habitually as aforesaid the enclosure shall also be permanent. 

Provided that if the licensing authority is of opinion that, in the case of 
an existing building, compliance with either or both of the requirements in 
the preceding paragraph is impracticable or in the circumstances unnecessary 
for securing safety, the requirement or requirements shall not apply. 

In any new building where the enclosure is permanent, the enclosure 
shall also comply with the following requirements : — 

(a) a window or skylight shall be provided. 

(b) the entrance shall be from the open air. 

(c) alternative means of egress shall be provided unless the licensing authority is satisfied that 

compliance with this requirement is impracticable. 

Projecting Apparatus and Films. 

8. — (a) The projecting apparatus shall be placed on firm supports con- 
structed of fire-resisting material. 

(i>) Every lantern shall be fitted with a metal shutter which can readily 
be inserted by hand between the source of light and the film-gate, and every 
projector shall be fitted with a metal shutter so arranged as automatically 
to cut off the film-gate from the source of light when the projector stops. 

(c) The construction of the film-gate shall be substantial and such as to 
afford ample heat-radiating surface. The passage for the film shall be suffi- 
ciently narrow to prevent flames travelling upwards or downwards from the 

9. — (a) Projectors shall be fitted with two metal boxes of substantial 
construction to and from which the film shall be made to travel, unless both 
the film spools are contained in a metal chamber of substantial construction 
below the projector. There shall not be more than 2,000 feet of film in either 
of the two metal boxes. 

(b) The film boxes or chamber shall be made to close in such a manner, 
and shall be fitted with film slots so constructed, as to prevent the passage 
of flame to the interior of the box or chamber, and they shall remain so closed 
during the whole time that projection is taking place. 

10. — Take-up spools shall be mechanically driven and films shall be 
wound upon spools so that the wound film shall not at any time reach or 
project beyond the edges of the flanges of the spool. 

11. — (a) During the exhibition all films when not in use shall be kept 
in closed metal boxes of substantial construction. When in the enclosure 
not more than six spools shall be kept in one box at the same time. 

(b) Not more than 12 spools or 20,000 feet of film altogether shall be 
kept in the enclosure and the rewinding 100m at the same time. 

Rewinding Room 

12. — (a) A separate room shall be provided foi the rewinding and repair- 
ing of films, which shall be constructed throughout of, or lined internally with, 
fire-resisting material 

(b) All fittings and fixtures within the rewinding room shall be constructed 
of, or covered with, fire-resisting material, and the entrance shall be provided 
with a self-closing close-fitting door of fire-resisting material which shall not 
communicate directly with theiauditonum or any part of the building to which 
the public are admitted. If here is any communicating doorway or other 
opening between the enclosure and the rewinding room it shall also be provided 
with a door or shutter of fire-resisting material 

For the purposes of this Regulation the expression " fire-resisting 
material " includes teak or oak not less than 2 inches thick. 

(c) The rewinding room shall be provided with adequate means of 
ventilation, with sufficient inlets and outlets so as to ensure a constant supply 
of fresh air. The inlets and outlets shall communicate directly with the 
outside of the building. 

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(J) Alternative means oi egress shall be provided other than through 
the enclosure. 

Provided that if the licensing authority is of opinion that compliance 
with any of the requirements of this regulation is impracticable or, in the case 
of any of the requirements in paragraphs (a), (b) and (d), that it is in the 
circumstances unnecessary for securing safety, the requirement or require- 
ments shall not apply. 

Lighting and Electrical Installation 

13. — (a) Where the general lighting of the premises can be controlled 
from within the enclosure, there shall also be separate and independent means 
of control outside of and away from the enclosure. 

(b) The auditorium and exits therefrom to the outside of the building 
and all parts of the building to which the public are admitted shall throughout 
be adequately illuminated (a) during the whole time the public is present. 
The lighting for this purpose (hereinafter referred to as safety lighting) shall 
be supplied from a separate source from that of the general lighting of the 
premises and shall not be controllable from the enclosure (b). Where oil 
1 imps are provided colza oil shall be used. 

14. — Where electrical energy is used for lighting or other purposes within 
the building the following requirements shall be observed : — 

(a) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, the installation generally shall be in 
accordance with the Wiring Rules of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. 

(6) The main supply fuses and switches shall not be accessible to the public. They shall be located 
where there is ample space and head room and where there is no risk of fire resulting 

(c) A separate circuit shall be taken from the source of supply for the projector circuit so that 

no accident to this circuit can affect the general lighting. 

(d) Each of the main circuits shall be separately protected by an efficient linked switch and by 

a fuse on each pole. 

(«) The general wiring of the building shall be protected by metal conduit mechanically and 
electrically continuous or by hard wood casings, except as regards any necessary flexible 
conductors such as may be required for pendant lamps or movable fittings. 

(/) All fuses and distribution boards shall be of a completely protected type so constructed that 
the fuse holders can be bandied for renewal of the fuse wires without risk of touching 
live metal. 

(g) Portable lamps for the orchestra or similar lighting shall be connected to a separate circuit 

or circuits from the distribution fuse boards, 
(ft) The electrical installation shall be in charge of a competent person, whether the operator or 

another, who shall have received an adequate electrical training for his duties. 
(»') The competent person shall satisfy himself before the commencement of each performance 

that the electrical apparatus, including the projector circuits, is in proper working order 
Provided that paragraphs (a),(e),(/),(g) of this Regulation shall not apply to such parts 

of the electrical installation as were in use before the date of these Regulations, except in 

the event of such parts being altered or renewed. 

15. — Noilluminant other than electric light, limelight, or acetylene shall 
be used within the lantern and the following conditions shall be observed : 

(1) Electric Light. — (a) All cables and wires for the projector circuits 
within and without the enclosure shall be heavily insulated and any necessary 
slack cable within the enclosure shall be heavily covered with asbestos. 

For permanent enclosures installed after the date of these Regulations 
the cables and wires except as regards any necessary slack cable shall, unless 
armoured, be further protected by heavy gauge screwed metal conduit effici- 
ently earthed. The conduit and fittings shall be bushed where necessary to 
prevent abrasion of the insulating material. 

For temporary enclosures the cables and wires shall be secured by insu- 
lating cleats. Within the enclosure they shall be heavily protected by 
asbestos and without the enclosure they shall be protected by casings in all 
positions where they are liable to damage. 

(6) An afficient double-pole main switch shall be fixed within the enclosure 
whereby all pressure may be cut off from the projector circuit or circuits 
within the enclosure, and where the lantern is earthed an additional double - 

(a) By adequate illumination it is meant that there should be such a degree of light as to enable 
the spectators to see their way out. 

(b) e.g., if the genera' lighting is by electricity, the safety lighting shall be by (a) electricity from 
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pole switch shall be fixed for each arc lamp so that the pressure may Le cut 
off whilst recarboning is taking place. 

(c) Where two or more projectors are installed and a change-over switch 
is required, it shall, unless it be a double-pole switch having a secure " off " 
position, be in addition to and not in substitution for the above main switch, 

(d) All live parts of apparatus within five feet of the projector shall be 
shielded so that they cannot be accidentally touched. The covers of enclosed 
switches shall be of metal and, with the exception of change-over switches 
shall be so constructed that the switch handle does not work through an open 
slot. Where live metal is exposed so that it may be touched the floor within 
a radius of three feet from a point immediately below the live metal shall be 
covered with insulating material. 

(e) Within the enclosure the pressure of the supply between any two 
onductois or between any conductor and earth shall not at any time exceed 
250 volts direct or 125 volts alternating for the projector circuit. 

Where the supply of alternating current is at a higher pressure, the 
pressure shall be reduced by means of a double-wound transformer. 

In the case of a stand-by or temporary supply from across the outer 
conductors of a direct-current 3-wire system exceeding 250 volts, the projector 
circuit shall be taken as a shunt across part of a resistance connected across 
the outer conductors of the supply, so that the pressure within the enclosure 
shall not at any time exceed 250 volts. 

(/) The projector motor circuit shall be controlled by a double-pole 
switch or hand-shield plug. The motor starter and its resistance may be 
within the enclosure, but these and all other parts of the circuit shall be 
protected so that no live metal can be inadvertently touched. 

(g) Fuses shall be protected by enclosure in covers or cabinets against 
scattering of hot metal and shall be mounted in carriers or holders, so con- 
structed that the hand cannot inadvertently touch live metal and that the 
hand is protected from the flash should a fuse blow on the insertion of the 
carrier in the contacts. 

(h) The lamp or lamps for lighting the enclosure and the rewinding room 
shall not be connected to the safety lighting. 

(i) All metal work liable to become accidentally charged, including the 
projecting apparatus, shall be efficiently earthed. The size of the earth wires 
shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Wiring Rules of the 
Institution of Electrical Engineers. 

(j) The arc lamp adjusting handles shall be made of insulating material 
and shall be so constructed and arranged that the hand cannot inadvertently 
touch live metal. 

(k) An ammeter shall be provided in the projector circuit within the 

(/) Resistances shall be so constructed and maintained that no coil or 
other part shall at any time become unduly heated, (a) 

The framework, supports and enclosures of resistances shall be made 
entirely of fire-resisting material. 

Resistances shall not be attached to wood work and shall, as far as possible 
be kept away from any wood work. All wood work shall, where necessary, be 
effectively protected against overheating. 

The terminals of the resistances and the connecting cables shall not be 
placed above the resistance elements. 

Resistances placed where they are liable to be accidentally touched shall 
be efficiently guarded. 

(m) Resistances, in which more than two kilowatts are dissipated, shall 
be placed outside the enclosure and in a room or place other than the r« winding 
room accessible only to the technical staff. Adequate precautions shall be 
taken against fire resulting therefrom. If within the building, the room or 
place shall not communicate directly with the auditorium. It shall be well 

Ja) e.g., they should not become so heated that a piece of newspaper placed in contact with any 
part of the resistance would readily ignite. 

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ventilated by ample inlets and outlets connecting directly with the outside 

Switches suitably placed shall be provided by means of which the pressure 
may be cut off from the resistances 

(n) The motor generators or the electrical generating plant, as the case 
may be, and the main switchgear shall be in a fire-resisting room or rooms 
which may also contain the main resistances and the main supply fuses and 
switches. This room shall be well ventilated and shall not commuunicate 
directly with the auditorium or any part of the building to which the public 
are admitted. 

Provided that the requirements in paragraphs (c), (d), (m), (n) shall not 
apply to apparatus in use before the date of these Regulations and the require- 
ments in paragraphs (e), (g), (»), (j), (k) shall not apply, as regards such appara- 
tus, until two years from the said date, except in the event of the apparatus 
being renewed or materially altered. 

(2) Limelight. — The tubing shall be of sufficient strength to resist pressure 
from without and shall be properly connected up. 

Cylinders containing gas under pressure other than acetylene gas shall 
be constructed, tested and filled in conformity with the recommendations 
either of the Committee on the manufacture of Compressed Gas Cylinders 
appointed by the Home Office in 1895 or of the Committee on Compressed 
Gas Cylinders appointed by the Department of Scientific and Industrial 
Research in 1918. 

(3) Acetylene. — Acetylene, whether or not in conjunction with oxygen 
shall be used only when supplied : — 

(a) direct from cylinders or other vessels containing a homogeneous porous substance with or 
without acetone, which, in regard to their contents and the degree of compression, comply 
with the requirements of the Secretary of State's order (a) regulating the compression of 
acetylene gas into cylinders containing a porous substance, and in force for the time 
being ; or (b) from a generator which shall be situated outside the building in a place 
approved by the licensing authority, the gas being supplied to the operator's box, so 
far as practicable, by pipes of metal other than unalloyed copper, and such flexible tubing 
as is necessarily employed being of sufficient strength to resist pressure from without and 
being properly connected up. 

Provided that acetylene supplied direct from a generator shall not be 
employed as an illuminant in wooden buildings or intents, or other movable 
or temporary structures. 

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16. — The licensee shall see that a copy of these Regulations is exhibited 
in the enclosure and is easily accessible to the operators. 

Buildings Occasionally Used. 

17. — Where a building is used only occasionally for the purposes of a 
cinematograph exhibition, the provisions of the following Regulations shall 
not apply unless specially imposed and notified as conditions by the licensing 
authority in pursuance of Section 7 of the Act in cases of exceptional danger, 
viz. : — 

Regulations 2(6), 11(6), and 14 (excepting paragraphs (c) (h) and (i) in 
so far as they relate to the projector circuits) , but the following requirements 
shall be complied with, viz.: — 

(a) The doors of all exits shall be arranged to meet any requirements of the licensing authority. 
(i>) The film-boxes fitted to the projector shall not exceed 14 inches in diameter, inside measure 

(e) Not more than 3 spools altogether shall be kept in the enclosure at any one time. 


18. — Where a portable self-contained projector is used, regulations 
2(6). 4(a), 5 to 12 inclusive and 14 to 17 (except 17(a) ) inclusive shall not apply 

(a) The Order at present in force is that dated the 23rd June, 1919 (Statutory Rules and Orders, 
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provided that regulations i, 2(a), (c), (a"), 3, 4(6) (with the substitution oi the 
words " reserved space " for the word " enclosure "), 13 (with the substitution 
of the words " reserved space " for the word " enclosure "), 17(a) (whether 
or not the building is only occasionally used) and 19 to 26 inclusive are 
complied with 

Reserved Space. 

19. — (a) If the projector is erected in any part of the auditorium or any 
place to which the public have access, effectual means shall be taken, whether 
by the erection of a suitable barrier or otherwise, to maintain round the pro- 
jector a clear space of at least 3 feet, hereinafter referred to as " the reserved 

(b) No unauthorised person shall be allowed within the reserved space. 

(c) No smoking shall at any time be permitted within the reserved 

(d) No inflammable article shall unnecessarily be taken into or allowed 
to remain in the reserved space. 

Projectors and Films. 

20. — The projector shall be placed on a firm support and shall be kept 
clear of the access to any exit. 

21. — (a) The projector and the illuminant shall be entirely enclosed in a 
casing of fire-resisting material except for such openings as are necessary for 
effective manipulation and ventilation. 

( b) Any electric wiring or terminals fitted within the casing shall be so 
placed that it shall be impossible for films in use in the projector to come in 
contact with them. 

(c) Each electric circuit on the projector shall be fitted with a separate 
switch controlled from outside the casing, and so placed as to be within reach 
of the operator when standing at the projector. 

(d) No illuminant other than electric light in hermetically sealed lamps 
shall be used within the projector, and the illuminant shall be separately 
encased in such a way as to prevent contact with the film. 

(e) The heat of the illuminant, and its position in relation to the optical 
system, shall be such that it is impossible for the rays of light to ignite a 
stationary film, (a) 

22. — (a) The projector shall be fitted with film-boxes of fire-resisting 
material, which shall be made to close in such a manner, and (where ribbon 
film is employed) shall be fitted with film-slots so constructed as to prevent 
the passage of flame to the interior of the box. 

(b) The film-boxes shall not be capable of carrying films of more than 
io inches in diameter, and shall be so constructed as to be easily detachable 
from the apparatus. 

(c) All films shall be contained in film-boxes, which shall be attached to 
or removed from the projector without being opened, so that at no time shall 
a film be exposed except the portion necessary for threading up. 

(d) During an exhibition not more than three film-boxes (including the 
two actually attached to the projector) shall be in the auditorium at any one 
time. If further film-boxes are required, they shall be kept in closed metal 
boxes outside the auditorium, and, if in the building, in a place approved by 
the licensing authority. 

Electric Circuits for the Projector. 

23. — (a) All electric conductors shall be of adequate size for the current 
they have to carry and shall be efficiently covered with insulating material 
and shall be either (i) placed out of reach of persons in the anditorium and 
where they are not liable to damage, or (ii) protected against injury by suitable 

(a) This requirement will be considered as met if a film stationary in the film-gate fails to ignite 
within a period of three minutes. 

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(6) Resistances shall be made entirely of fire-resisting material, and 
shall be so constructed and maintained that no coil or other part at any time 
shall become unduly heated, (a) If inside the auditorium, they shall be 
adequately protected by a wire guard or other efficient means of preventing 
accidental contact, and shall not be placed within reach of persons in the 

(c) The operator shall satisfy himself before the commencement of each 
performance that all cables, leads, connections, resistances, and fuses are in 
proper working order. The resistances, if not under constant observation, 
shall be inspected at least once during each performance. If any fault is 
detected, current shall be immediately switched off, and shall remain switched 
off until the fault has been remedied. 

(d) The projector circuit shall be independently protected by a double 
pole switch and fuses properly enclosed and placed near the source of supply 
or the point of connection with the general lighting supply, as the case may 
be. Provided that, where the current does not exceed five amperes and the 
connection of the projector circuit to the general lighting supply is made by 
means of a connector as described in paragraph (e) below, such a connector 
may be used in substitution for a double-pole switch. 

(e) Where the projector circuit is connected to the general lighting supply it 
shall be connected only at a point where the wires of the general lighting 
supply are of ample size for the current they may have to carry, and the 
connection shall be either by (a) securely made joints or connections, or (b) 
a properly constructed wall type connector of hand shield type. It shall not 
be connected to any lighting fitting, or by means of an " adaptor " to a lamp- 

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24. — A copy of so much of these Regulations as applies when a portable 
projector is used shall be exhibited in any room or place in which a portable 
projector is used for the purposes of an exhibition. 


25. — Subject to the provisions of No. 26 of these Regulations, every 
licence granted under the Act shall contain a clause providing for its suspension 
by the licensing authority in the event of any failure on the part of the licensee 
to carry out these Regulations, or of the building becoming otherwise unsafe, 
or of any material alteration being made in the building or enclosure with- 
out the consent of the licensing authority. 

26. — Where a licence has been granted under the Act in respect of a 
movable building, a plan and description of the building, certified with the 
approval of the licensing authority, shall be attached to the licence. Such a 
licence may provide that any of the conditions or restrictions contained 
therein may be modified either by the licensing authority, or by the licensing 
authority for the district where an exhibition is about to be given. The 
licence and plan and description or any of them shall be produced on demand 
to any police constable or to any person authorised by the licensing authority, 
or by the authority in whose district the building is being, or is about to be, 
used for the purpose of an exhibition. 


27. — The Regulations dated February 18th, 1910 (b), and May 20th, 1913 
(c) made under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, are hereby repealed, provided 
nevertheless that any licence granted prior to such repeal shall remain valid 
for the period for which it was granted without the imposition of any more 
stringent condition than may have been imposed at the time of the grant. 

(a) e.g., they should not become so heated that a piece of newspaper placed in contact with any 
part of the resistance would readily ignite. 

(b) S.R. & O., 1910, No. 189, (c)S,R. & O., 1913, No, 566. 

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Cinematograph Films Act, 1927. 

An Act to restrict blind booking and advance booking of cinematograph 
films, and to secure the renting and exhibition of a certain proportion 
of British films, and for purposes connected therewith. 
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, 
in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, 
as follows :— 




1. — (Restriction on Blind Booking of Films). — (i) As from the ccmmencement of this Act 
no agreement shall be entered into to rent or imposing an obligation when called on to rent for 
public exhibition in Great Britain any film to which this Act applies unless every such film to which 
the agreement relates has been registered under this Act or a valid application for the registration 
thereof has been made : 

Provided that — 

(a) this provision shall not apply to a film which has been exhibited to exhibitors or to the 
public in Great Britain before the commencement of this Act ; and 

(6) in the case of a serial film or a series of films within the meaning of this Act, it shall be 
sufficient if any three parts thereof have been registered or a valid application for the registration 
of three parts thereof has been made. 

(2) In the case of a film which has not been previously exhibited to exhibitors or to the public 
in Great Britain, this section shall not operate so as to prohibit the making prior to the registration 
or application for registration thereof of an agreement for the exhibition of the film in one theatre 
only on a number of consecutive days. 

2. — (Restriction on Advance Booking.) — (i ) As from the commencement of this Act, no agreement 
shall be entered into for the exhibition to the public in Great Britain at a date later than the 
expiration of the authorised period from the date of the agreement of any film to which this Act 

Provided that in the case of a serial film or a series of films within the meaning of this Act, the 
authorised period shall apply only in respect of the date of exhibition of the first three parts. 

Provided that in the case of a serial film or a series of films within the meaning of ihis Act the 
authorised period shall apply only in respect of the date of exhibition of the first three parts. 

(2) For the purposes of this section the authorised period shall— 

(a) in the case of an agreement made before the first day of October, nineteen hundred and 

twenty-eight, be twelve months ; 

(6) in the case of an agreement made on or after the first day of October, nineteen hundred 

and twenty-eight, and before the first day of October, nineteen hundred and thirty, be nine 


(c) in the case of an agreement made on or after the first day of October, nineteen hundred 
and thirty, be six months. 

3. — (Penalty on Contraventions.)— If any person enters into an agreement in contravention of 
this Part of this Act, or if anv person exhibits to the public in Great Britain a film the right to 
exhibit which has been acquired by him under any such agreement, he shall be guilty of an 
offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, and any agreement 
in contravention of this part of the Act, wherever made, shall be invalid. 

4. — (Provision as to Existing Agreements.) — Any agreement entered into after the twenty- 
fifth day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and before the commencement of this 
Act which if entered into after the commencement of this Act would be an invalid Agreement under 
the foregoing provisions 01 this Part of this Act shall, if and so far as it aftects any films to which 
this Act applies to be delivered for public exhibition in Great Britain after the thirty-first day of 
December, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, cease to have effect on that day. 



5. — (Prohibition Against Exhibition of Unregistered Films.) — (i) On and after the first day 
of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, no film to which this Act app ies, or, in the ease 

of a serial film or a series of films, no part thereof, shall be exhibited to the public in Great Britain 
unless the film or the part thereof exhibited has been registered in accordance with this Part of this 
Act : 

Provided that — 

(a) a film in respect of which a provisional application for registration has been made may, 
before registration, be exhibited in Great Britain at a series of public exhibitions held at one 
theatre only on consecutive days. 

(6) the prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to a film which has been exhibited 
before the commencement of this Act. 

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(2; \i any person exhibits a film, or, in the case of a si-rial film or a series of films, any part 
I hereof, in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary con- 
viction to a fine not exceeding tventy pounds for each day on which the film or part has been so 

8. — (Registration of Films. | — (i) The Board of Trade shall keep a register of films to which 
this Act applies, and shall enter therein such particulars as may be prescribed ; and the register shall 
specify whether the film is registered as a British film or a foreign film. 

Provided that a film which has been exhibited to exhibitors or tc the public befort 
the first day oi October, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven shall not be registered unless the 
Board of Trade, after consultation with the Advisory Committee hereinafter mentioned, determine 
that the registration of the film shall be allowed. 

(2) The Board cf Trade shall publish weekly in the " Board of Trade Journal " lists of the films 
registered in accordance with the provisions of this Act. 

(3) An application to register a film shall be made by or on behalf of the maker or renter of the 
film, and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee, and by such information as the Board of Trade 
ma y require, and in particular, where the application is for the registration of the film as a British 
film- such information as may be necessary to determine whether the film is a British film. 

(1) An application shall not be a valid application unless the film has been trade shown, nor 
if more than fourteen days have elapsed since it was trade shown : 

Provided that — 

at a provisional application may be made before a film has been trade shown, and in such 
case on the film being trade shown within six weeks after the lodging of I he provisiona, 
application, the provisional application shall as from the date of the trade show become a valid 

(6) an application made more than fourteen days after the film was trade shown may be 
accepted by the Board as a valid application if satisfied that the delay was due to special circum 
stances and was not intentional. 

(5) On the registration of a film, the Board shall issue to the applicant a certificate of registra - 
tion, and the certificate shall state the length of the film and whether the film is registered as a 
British film or a foreign film. 

7. — (Inspection of Register, etc.) — (i) The register of films kept under this Act shall at all 
reasonable times be open to inspection by any person on payment of the prescribed fee, and any 
person inspecting the register may make copies or extracts from the register. 

(2) Any person may on payment of the prescribed fee require to be furnished with a copy of 
any entry in the register certified to be a true copy by an officer of the Board of Trade appointed to 
keep the register. 

(3) The registration of a film may be proved by the production of a copy of the Board 
of Trade Journal, containing a notification of the registration of the film or, of a certificate of 
registration, or of a certified copy of the entry in the register relating to the film, and a certificate 
purpirtmg to I e a certificate of registration or a copy of any entry purporting to be certified as a 
true copy by such officer as aforesaid shall in all legal proceedings be evidence of the matters stated 
therein without proof of the signature or authority of the person signing it. 

8. — (Correction of Register.) — (i) If the Board of Trade at any time have reason to believe that 
the length of a film has been or has become incorrectly registered, or that a film has been incorrectly 
registered as a British film, they may call for such evidence as they think fit as to the correctness or 
otherwise of the registration, and if satisfied that the film has been or is incorrectly registered, they 
shall correct the register and issue an amended certificate of registration. 

(2) On the issue of an amended certificate, the former certificate shall cease to have effect 
except that the Board of Trade may in any particular case allow the film to be counted for the 
purposes of the provisions of Part III. of this Act relating to renters' and exhibitors' quotas as being 
of the length originally registered, or as a British film, as the case may be. 

9. — Power to Require Reference to High Court.) — (1) If any person is aggrieved by the refusal 
of the Board of Trade to register a film, or to register a film as a Briti-h film, or by a decision of the 
Board to correct the registration of a film, the matter shall, subject to rules of court, be referred by 
the Board of Trade to the High Court for determination, and the derision of the Court on any such 
reference shall be final and no appeal shall lie therefrom to any other court. 

(2) When the person aggrieved is a person whe se principal place of business is in Scotland, 
this section shall apply as if the reference to the High Court were a reference to the Court of Session. 

10. — (Provisions as to Alterations of the Length of Films.) — (1) If the length of a film is altered 
to the extent of more than ten per cent . thereof after an application for registration thereof has been 
lodged or after the registration thereof, it shall be the duty of the maker of the film or, if at the 
time of alteration the film has been acquired by a renter, the renter, to send to the Board of Trade 
notice of the alteration, and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be 
liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds. 

11. — (Marking of Registered Films.) — (1) Onevery copy of a registered film there shall be marked 
in the prescribed manner: — 

(a) the registered number of the film ; 

(b) the person in whose name the film is registered , 
(e) the registered length of the film ; 

(d) the words "registered as a British film" or "registered as a foreign film," as the case 
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Provided that it shall not be necessary to comply with the above requirements in respect of 
any film if, whenever a copy thereof is issued to an exhibitor for exhibition to the public in Great 
Britain, an invoice containing such particulars as aforesaid is sent by the renter to the exhibitor. 

(2) If after copies of a film have been so marked or invoices have been so sent the registration 
of the film is corrected in manner provided by this part of the Act, then — 

(a) in the former case a corresponding alteration shall be made in all copies of the film ; and 

(b) in the latter case, new invoices containing the correct particulars shall be sent. 

(3) If any person fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section, or issues a copy of 
any registered film incorrectly marked or any invoice containing incorrect particulars, he shall be 
guilty of aa offence, anl shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty 
pounds in respect of each copy. 

12. — (Sp cial Provisions as to Serial Films, etc.) — In the case of a serial film or a series of films 
the provisions of this Part of this Act shall apply subject to the following modifications : — 

(1) The separate parts of the film or series of films shall be separately registered and each part 
shall be treated as a separate film ; 

(2) Where three parts of the film or series have been trade shown, any other part may be 
registered without having been trade shown and notwithstanding that more than fourteen days have 
elapsed since the said three parts were trade shown. 

Provided that if the Board are at any time of opinion that it is no longer desirable to dispense 
with a trade show in the case of the remaining parts of serial films and series of films, the> may make 
an order to that effect, and on the making of the order this paragraph shall cease to apply. 



By the Renters. 

13. — (Provisions as to Renters' Quota.) — (1) In the year commencing on the first day of April 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, and in each of the nine succeeding years, any person engaged in the business or 
renting registered films to exhibitors for the purpose of public exhibition in Great Britain (hereinafter 
referred to as a renter) shall acquire for the purposes of such renting a total length of registered 
British films representing at least such proportion of the total length of all registered films so acquired 
by him in the year as is specified as respects the year in Part I. of the Schedule to this Act, and such 
proportion is hereinafter referred to as the renters' quota, and if the films so acquired include both 
long films (that is to say, films the registered length of which is three thousand feet or upwards) or 
short films (that is to say, films the registered length of which is less than three thousand feet), the 
requirements of this section must be satisfied as respects the long films so acquired as well as respects 
all films so required. 

(2) If in any such year a renter fails to comply with the requirements of this Part of the Act 
as to the renters' quota he shall be guilty of an offence, unless such a certificate as is hereinafter 
mentioned has been issued by the Board of Trade, or unless he proves to the satisfaction of the court 
that the reasons for non-compliance were reasons beyond his control. 

(3) In this section, "registered British film " means a British film which either at the time of 
its acquisition by the renter is, or later within the same year becomes, a registered British film 
" registered film " means a film which either at the date of its acquisition by the renter is, or later 
within the same year becomes a registered film. 

(4) If a film is not registered at the time of its acquisition by a renter, and is registered after 
the expiration of the year in which it is so acquired, the film shall, for the purposes of this part of the 
Act, be treated as if it had been acquired by the renter in the year in which it is registered. 

(5) Where a renter has in any such year acquired anv registered films and subsequently in the 
same year his business as a renter by assignment or will or • n intestacy or by operation of law, 
becomes vested in s>me other licensed renter, that other renter and not the first-mentioned renter 
shall for the purposes of th ■ provisions of this Part of this Act as to the renters' quota be deemed to 
have acquired the films. 

14. — (Power of Small Renters to Combine.) — Any number of renters none of whom, or of whom 
not more than one, during any such year acquires for the purpose of renting to exhibitors more than 
six long registered films, as hereinbefore defined, may, if the Board of Trade consent, combine for 
the purposes of the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to the renters' quota the total length 
of registered British films so acquired by tbcm in that year and the total length of all registered 
films so acquired by them in that year, and in such case if the total length of such registered British 
films bears the proper proportion to the total length of all such registered films, and the total 
length of all such long registered British films bears the proper proportion to the total length of all 
such long registered films, each renter shall as respects that year be deemed to have satisfied the 
provisions of this Part of this Act as to the renters' quota. 

15. — (Provisions Applicable Where Same Film Rented by Different Persons for Different Areas- 
— Any renter whose business is limited to the renting of films for exhibition exclusively in a limited 
geographical area within Great Britain may for the purposes of his renters' quota count any registered 
British film for the renting of which in that area he has acquired the exclusive right and which has 
not been previously exhibited to the public in that area, notwithstanding that the film has Km already 
counted for the purposes of t lie renters' quota by some other renter, being a renter who has acquired 

he exclusive right to rent it for exhibition in some other limited area, or in Great Britain exclusive 
f the first-mentioned area. 

16. — (Prohibition of Counting Film More than Once for Quota Purposes.) — No British film shall 
be counted more than once for the purposes of the provisions of this Part of this Act with respect to 
the renters' quota, nor, save as hereinbefore expressly provided, shall any British film be counted 
lor the purposes aforesaid by more than one renter. 

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Provided that, if a renter in any year acquires old British films and also acquires old foreign 
films, he shall be entitled to count the old British films for the purposes of the renter's quota — 
(o) if the only films acquired by him during the year are old films ; or 
(6) ifhe has acquired films other than old films during the year and the requirements of 

this part of this Act as to renter's quota would have been satisfied as respects those other 

films had they been the only films acquired by him during the year. 

For the purposes of this proviso the expression "old" in relation to a film means acquired 
by a renter not less than one year after the close of the year in which it was acquired by another 

17. — (Prohibition Against Carrying on Business of Renter Unless Licensed). — (i) On and after 
the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and until the thirty first day of March, 
nineteen hundred and thirty -eight, no person shall carry on the business of renting registered films 
for exhibition to the public in Great Britain unless he holds a licence for the purpose from the Board 
of Trade. 

Provided that where an application for such a licence has been made, it shall be lawful for the 
applicant to carry on such business as aforesaid pending the determination of the application. 

(2) No films to which this Act applies shall during the period aforesaid be exhibited to the 
public in Great Britain unless — 

(a) the film has been acquired by the exhibitor from a person entitled to carry on such 
business as aforesaid ; or 

(6) the exhibitoris himself a person who is entitled to carry on such business as aforesaid and 
has acquired the film for the purpose of renting it for public exhibition in Great Britain. 

(3) If any person carries on such business as aforesaid or exhibits any film in contravention of 
his section, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 
twenty pounds for each day during which he so carries on the business or exhibit! the film as the 
case may be. 

18. — (Returns and Records.)— (1) Every person who at any time during any year ending on the 
thirty-first day of March was a licensed renter shall furnish to the Board of Trade before the first day 
of the following May or such later date as in any particular case the Board of Trade may allow a return 
giving such particulars as may be prescribed with respect to the registered films acquired by him 
during the year in question in order to enable the Board of Trade to ascertain whether the require- 
ments of this Part of this Act with respect to the renters' quota have been satisfied by him during the 
year to which the return relates. 

Provided that if any licensed renter in the course of any such year ceases to carry on busines 
as a renter, the return shall be made within one month from the time when he so ceases to carry 
on the business, unless previously and in the same year his business as a renter has become vested 
in some other licensed renter. 

(2) Every person required to make a return under the last foregoing sub-section shall, before 
the first day of May in the year following the year in which the return was made, furnish to the Board 
of Trade a supplementary return relative to the year to which the original return related, giving 
such particulars as rould not have been given in the original return owing to bookings for exhibitions 
not having been completed. 

f3) Any such return as aforesaid may be used for the purpose of ascertaining whether the films 
entered in the return as having been acquired by the renter making the return were in fact acquired 
by him for the purpose of renting them to exhibitors for exhibition to the public in Great Britain. 

(4) Every licensed renter shall also keep a book and shall as soon as practicable record therein 
the title, registered number, and registered length of every film acquired by him (distinguishing 
between British aud foreign films), the theatres at which each film has been booked for exhibition 
and the dates for which such bookings are made, and shall when so required produce the book for 
inspection by any person authorised in that behalf by the Board of Trade. 

Exhibitors' Quota. 

19. — (Provisions as to Exhibitors' Quota.) — (1) In the year commencing on the first day of 
October, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and ending on the thirtieth day of September, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, and in each of the nine succeeding years, every person who carries 
on the business of exhibiting registered films to the public in Great Britain shall exhibit at each 
theatre during the period in any year during which he so exhibits films at that theatre at least sucb 
proportion of registered British films as is mentioned with respect to the year in question in Part II. 
of the Schedule to this Act, and such proportion is hereinafter referred to as the exhibitor's quota, and 
if the films so exhibited include both long and short films as hereinbefore defined the requirements 
of this section must be satisfied as respects the long films so exhibited as well as repects all the films so 

(2) The proportion of British registered films exhibited during such period as aforesaid at any 
theatre shall be ascertained by comparing — 

(a) the aggregate arrived at by adding together the products of the total number of feet of 
each registered British film which has been exhibited during the normal hours in the ordinary 
programme multiplied by the number of times the film has been so exhibited during the said 
period ; and 

(6) the aggregate arrived at by adding together the products of the total number of feet of 
each registered film which has been so exhibited multiplied by the number of times the film 
has been so exhibited during the said period. 
(3) If in any year an exhibitor fails to comply with the requirements of this Part of this Act 
in respect of any theatre he shall be guilty of an offence unless such a certificate as is hereinafter 
mentioned has been issued by the Board of Trade, or unless he proves to the satisfaction of the court 
that the reasons for non-compliance were reasons beyond his control. 


The Kinematograph Year Book, 

20. — (Prohibition Against Carrying on Business of Exhibitor Unless Licensed.)-^) On and 
after the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and until the thirtieth day of 
September, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, no person shall carry on the business of exhibiting 
registered films to the public in any theatre unless ue hold a licence for the purpose in respect of 
that theatre from the Board of Trade : , , 

Provided that where an application for such a licence has been made, it shall be lawful for the 
applicant to carry on the business in any theatre to which the application relates pending the deter- 
mination of the application. 

(2) If any person carries on such business as aforesaid in contravention of this section, he shall 
be guilty rl an offence, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten 
pounds for each day on which he so carries on the business. 

21. — (Returns and Records.)— (i) Everv person who at any time during any year ending on 
the thirtieth day of September was a licensed exhibitor shall furnish to the Board of Trade before the 
first day of the following November a return giving such particulars as may be prescribed with respect 
to the registered films exhibited by him in each theatre during the year in question, and the dates 
and number of times on which they were exhibited in order to enable the Board of Trade to ascertain 
whether the requirements of this Part of this Act with respect to the exhibitors' quota have been 
satisfied bv him in respect of the theatre during the vear to which the return relate*. 

Provided that if any licensed exhibitor in the course of any such year ceases to exhibit at any 
theatre, the return with respect to that theatre shall be made within one month from the time when 
he so ceases to exhibit thereat. 

(z) Every licensed exhibitor shall also keep in respect of each theatre at which he exhibits films 
a book and shall as soon as practicable record therein the title, registered number, and registered 
length of each film exhibited by him at the theatre to the pubUc (distinguishing between British and 
foreign registered films), the dates of all exhibitions of each film, and the number of times the exhibition 
of each film each day during the normal hours in the ordinary programme, and every such book shall 
be open to inspection by any person authorised in that behalf by the Board of Trade. The boot 
relating to any theatre shall be kept at that theatre so long as the exhibitor continues to exhibit 

22. — (Provision; as to Intinerant Exhibitors). In the case of any exhibitor who in any such year 
as aforesaid does not exhibit in any one theatre on more than six days nor in more than one theatre 
at the same time, the provisions of this Part of this Act shall apply subject to the following modi- 
fications : — 

(a) it shall not be necessary for any such exhibitor to comply with the provisions as to the 
exhibitors' quota as respects any particular theatre if, had all the exhibitions given by him 
in the year been exhibitions at the same theatre, those provisions would have been complied 
with ; , , 

(6) it shall not be necessary for the exhibitor to make a return to the Board of Trade alter 
ceasing to exhibit at any particular theatre, or to keep a separate record book in respect ot each 
theatre at which he exhibits ; . . . „ 

(c) a licence to carry on the business of exhibiting films to the public shall suffice, and it snail 
not be necessary for the exhibitor to obtain a licence in respect of each theatre at which he 


23. — (Examination of Returns.)— (i) The Board of Trade shall examine every return furnished 
to them under this Part of this Act, and for the purpose of such examination may call on the renter 
or exhibitor making the return for such information and explanations as they may th, " k l "5. c ,f ss ^ ri "; 
and may authorise any person appointed by them for the purpose to examine the record books kept 
by the renter or exhibitor. _ . 

(2) Where on submission by the renter or exhibitor or otherwise it appears to the Board 
of Trade after consultation with the Advisory Committee hereinafter mentioned in any case where 
the Board of Trade contemplate the refusal of a certificate that though the requirements of this wr 
nf this Act with respect to the renters' quota or the exhibitors' quota, as the case mav be. have not 
been complied with, the reasons for non-compliance were reasons beyond the control of the renter 
or exhibitor, they shall issue a certificate to that effect. 

24. — (Proceedings for Failure to Comply with Provisions as to Quota.)— (I) Any o^nce to 
failing to comply with the provisions of this Part of this Act as to the renters' quota or exhibitor s 
quota may be prosecuted summarilv or on indictment, and — 11.11 

(a) if the accused is proceeded against summarily, he shall on conviction if a renter be name 
to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds ; and if an exhibitor to a fine not exceeding 
fifty pounds ; and . .. . , , , 

(b) if the accused is proceeded against on indictment he shall on conviction be liable to a nne 
not exceeding five hundred pounds. . 
(2) In the case of a conviction on indictment, the court, in addition to imposing any sucn 
line as aforesaid — ... . ,« 

(o) where the offender is a renter, may, if of opinion that the offence was deliberate, ana u 
the offence is a third offence, order that his licence be revoked and may order that no licence 
shall be issued to him, or to any person with whom he is financially associated, or to i anv person 
who acquires his business, or to any per ; on who took part in the management of his business 
and was knowingly a party to the offence for such period in each case as may be specihea in 
the order ; . 
Provided that where any such order is made the order shall not operate so as to prevent we 
renter carrying out for a period not exceeding six months any obligations under any contract enterea 
into by him before the institution of the proceedings ; . , 

(6) where the offender is an exhibitor, may, if of opinion that the offence is deliberate, ana a 
the offence is a third offence order his licence under this act in respect of the theatre with respei t 
to which the offence, was committed to be revoked, and may order that for such period in »n 
case as may be specified in the order no licence in respect of that theatre shall be issued to mm 

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or to any person with whom he is financially associated or to any person who took part in the 
management of his business and was knowingly a party of the offence, or to any person whose 
licence in respect of any theatre has been revoked duriiig the twelve months previous to the 
date of the conviotion. 

(j) Summary proceedings for the offence of not complying with the requirements of this Part 
of this Act as to the renters' quota or as to the exhibitors' quota may, notwithstanding anything in 
the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, be instituted at any time within two years after the commission of 
the offence in the case of a renter, and one year after the commission of the offence in the case of an 

25. — (Provision? as to Licences.) — (i) A licence under this Art shall be granted by the Board 
of Trade to any person applying for the licence if the applicant is not disqualified for holding the 
licence applied for, and if the application is accompanied by such information verified in such manner 
as the Board may reasonably require in order to satisfy themselves that the applicant is not dis- 
qualified for holding the licence applied for and by the prescribed fee. 

(2J A person snail not be qualified to hold a licence under tins Part of the Act unless he has a 
place of business within Great Britain and has sent notice thereof and of any charge therein to the 
Board of Trade. 

ijj A licence granted under this section shall remain in force until the expiration of the year 
ending on the thirty-first day of March or the thirtieth day of September, as the case may be, in 
respect of which it is granted, unless previous to that date the holder thereof to be qualified for holding 
the licence. 

26. — (Penalties for Failure to Make Returns and Keep Record Books.) — (i) ]f any person required 
to make a return under this Part of this Art fails to make the return within the time within which he 
is required to make the return, or on being so required fails to give any information or explanation 
respecting the return which it is in his power to give, he shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be 
liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds for every day during which the default 

(2) If any person who is required to keep a book and record therein such particulars as are men ■ 
tioned in this Part of this Act fails to do so, or when required by a person authorised in that behalf 
by the Board of Trade to produce the book for inspection at any reasonable time fails to do so, he 
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty 


27. — (Films to which Act applies.) — (1) The films to which this Act applies are all cinematograph 
films other than : — 

(a) films depicting wholly or mainly news and current events ; 
(6) films depicting wholly or mainly natural scenery ; 

[c) films being wholly or mainly commercial advertisements ; 

(d) films used wholly or mainly by educational institutions for educational purposes ; 
(«) films depicting wholly or mainly industrial or manufacturing processes ; 

(/) scientific films, including natural history films. 

Provided that — (i) if it appears to the Board of Trade, on application by the maker or renter 
that, having regard to the special exhibition value of the film, any film of any such class as afore- 
said should be allowed to be registered and to count for the purposes of the renters' quota and 
exhibitors' quota, they may allow the film to be registered and so counted ; and (ii) any film 
being a British film and a film of class lb), (d), (e), or ( / ) of the classes above mentioned shal 
without being trade shown be registerable as if it were a film to which this Act applies, and 
if so registered, shall be deemed to be a registered film for the purposes of the provisions of this 
Act other than those relating to the renters' quota. 

(2) For the purposes of this Act, " serial film or series of films " means a serial film or series of 
films comprising a number of parts not exceeding twenty-six, each part not exceeding two thousand 
feet in length, intended to be exhibited at successive dates at intervals not exceeding fourteen days. 

fj) For the purposes of this Act a film shall be deemed to be a British film if, but not unless, it 
compiies with all the following requirements : — 

(i) It must have been made by a person who was at the time the film was made a British 
subject, or by two or more persons each of whom was a British subject, or by a British company ; 

(ii) After the first day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, the studio scenes 
must have been photographed in a studio in the British Empire. 

iii) The author of the scenario must have been a British subject ; 

(iv) Not less than seventy-five per cent, of the salaries, wages and payments specifically paid 
for labour and services in the making of the film (exclusive of payments in respect of copyright 
and of the salary or payments to one foreign actor or actress or producer, but inclusive of the 
payments to the author of the scenario) has been paid to British subjects or persons domiciled 
in the British Empire but it shall be lawful for the Board of Trade to relax this requirement 
in any case where they are satisfied that the maker had taken all reasonable steps to secure 
compliance with the requirement, and that his failure to comply therewith was occasioned 
by exceptional circumstauces beyond his control, but so that such power of relaxation shall 
not permit of the percentage aforesaid being less than seventy per cent. 

(4) Every film which is not a British film shall for the purposes of this Act be deemed to be a 
foreign film. 


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(5) For the purposes ot this section : — 

The expression " British company " means a company constituted under the laws of any part 

of the British Empire, the majority of the directors of which are British subjects. 

The expression " British Empire " includes territories under His Majesty's protection and 
iuch (if any) of the territories in respect of which a mandate on behalf of the League of National 
has been accepted by His Majesty, as His Majesty may from time to time by Order in Council 
direct shall be treated as if they were included in His Majesty's Dominions for the purposes of 
this Act. 

28. — (Penalties for misrepresentation.) — If any person : — 

(a) in connection with an application for registration of any 61m under this Act ; or 

(6) for the purpose of obtaining a licence under this Act for himself or any other persons ; or 

(c) in or in connection with any return required by this Act, or in the record book kept in 
pursuance of this Act : 

knowingly makes any statement or gives any information which is false in apy material particular, 
he shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds. 

29. — (Power of Board of Trade to make regulations.)— The Board of Trade may make regulations 
for prescribing anything which under this Act is to be prescribed, and generally for carrying this 
Act into effect, and in particular may, subject to the consent of the Treasury so far as they relate 
to fees, by regulations prescribe : — 

(a) the particulars to be entered in the register ; 
(6) the form of applications for registration ; 

(c) the particulars and evidence necessary for establishing the British nature of a film ; 

(d) the fees to be paid on an application for registration, for an inspection of the registers 
and for certified copies of the register ; 

(«) the form of the returns to be made, and of the records to be kept under this Act ; 
( / ) the fees to be paid on applications for licences under this Act ; 

(2) Fees shall be so fixed, and from time to time if necessary be so readjusted, that the 
aggregate amount produced thereby as from the commencement of this Act up to any date 
would be approximatelyequal to the expensesincidental to the carrying out of the Act up to the 
same date, and the fees payable on application for registration and licences shall not exceed 
those specified in the Second Schedule to this Act. 

(3) Regulations under paragraph (J) shall provide that the particulars required as to salaries 
wages and payments shall be certified by an accountant being a member of an incorporated society of 

30. — (Advisory Committee.) — Until the expiration of the quota period for the purpose of advising 
them on the administration of the provisions of this Act, the Board of Trade shall constitute an 
advisory committee consisting of — 

(o) two representatives of film makers; 
(>) two representatives of film renters ; 

(e) four representatives of film exhibitors ; 

(d) five members, of whom one shall be chairman, and including a woman, being person» 
having no pecuniary interest in any branch of the film industry. 

The time of office of a person appointed to be a member of the Advisory Committee shall be 
such period not exceeding three years, as may be fixed at the time of his appointment, but a retiring 
member shall be eligible for reappointment . 

31. — (Institution of Proceedings.)— ( 1 ) Proceedings for any offence under this Act may, in 
England and Wales, be instituted by or on behalf of the Board of Trade, but not otherwise. 

(2) Any processor notice required to be served on any person for the purposes of this Act .shall 
if that person is out of Great Britain but has a place of business in Great Britain, be sufficiently served 
if addressed to that person and left at or sent by post to such place of business as aforesaid. 

32. — Interpretation. — (1) For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires ;— 
The expression " trade shown " in relation to a film means either — 

(a) displayed within the administrative county of London to exhibitors of films or their agents 
in a building and under conditions allowing for the satisfactory viewing of the film after announce- 
ment to such persons at least seven days before the display, the display not being open to any 
member of the public on payment ; or 

(b) displayed to the general public in one theatre only on the first occasion on which the film 
is displayed in Great Britain either to exhibitors or to the public, and being the first of a series 
of public exhibitions of the film held on a number of consecutive days : 

rhe expression "maker" in relation to any film means the person by whom the arrange- 
ent necessary foi the production of the film are undertaken: 

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The expression " producer " in relation to any film means the person responsible for the 
organisation and direction of the scenes to be depicted on the film : 

The expression " renting " in relation to films means renting or otherwise issuing films or 
ttxhibitors at a rent or for other consideration, or making other arrangements with exhibitors 
for the exhibition thereof : 

The expression " acquire " in relation to a renter includes the making or obtaining possession 
of films for the purpose of renting them : 

The expression " length " in relation to a film means the total length of film as offered for pro- 
jection at public exhibitions thereof : 

The expression " theatre " includes any premises in respect of which a licence is required to be 
issued under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, or would be so required if the film were an inflammable 
film, except that it does not include — 

(a) Any church, chapel or other place of religious worship, or any hall or other premises used 
in connection with and for the purposes of any such church, chapel, or place of religious worship, 
unless the number of preformances (exclusive of religious services) at any church, chapel, place, 
or premises, which consist of or comprise the exhibition of registered films exceed six in any year 
ending on the thirtieth day of September, or 

(b) Any premises performance at which consist partly of the exhibitions of films, but so that 
at no one performance in the year does the total length of the registered film or films exhibited 
exceed two thousand feet. 

(2) Where compliance on the part of a renter or exhibitor with the provisions of this Act as to 
quota was not commercially practicable by reason of the character of the British films available or 
the excessive cost of such films, non compliance with those provisions on that ground shall for the 
purposes of this Act be treated as due to reasons beyond his control. 

(3) Anything required or authorised under this Act to be done by or to the Board of Trade may 
be done by or to the President or secretary or assistant secretary of the Board, or any person authorised 
in that behalf by the President of the Board. 

33. — Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be cited as the Cinematograph 
Films Act, 1927. 

(2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland, and for the purposes of the Government 
of Ireland Act. 1920, the enactment of legislation for purposes similar to the purposes of this Act 
shall not be deemed to be beyond the powers of the Parliament of Northern Ireland by reason only 
that such legislation may affect trade with places outside Northern Ireland. 

(3) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty - 

(4) Part I. and Part II. of this Act shall continue in force until the thirtieth day of September, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and no longer. 


Maximum Fee. 

£ s. 

On an application for the registration of a film . . . . .11 

On an application for a renter's licence . . . . . . • • 5 5 

On an application for 

For each theatre in respect of which a licence is applied for. 


Renters' Quota. 

Exhibitors' Quota. 

Per cent. 

Per cent. 

Year ending March 31, 1929 

.. 7i 

Year ending Sept. 30, 1929 .. ■; 

» 1930-31 


■ • • .• 1930-31 •• :J 

„ „ 193* 

.. 12 J 

■ i „ '93 2 •■ 10 

» .. 1933 


1933 •• <2j 


.. -7i 

'934 35 '1 

.. '036 38 


» '930- '8 .. 2C 


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In the Courts 


Health Film Fine. — The exhibition of a film 
to children at a free exhibition given in Health 
Week at the Central Hall, Ashington, Northum- 
berland, has resulted in Coun. Robert Gray, 
a trustee of the Wesleyan Central Hall Trust, 
being fined £i for having allowed the building 
to be used for the purposes of a kinematograph 
exhibition when it had inadequate exits, and 
£5 for having failed to provide adequate fire 
appliances in the building during the perform - 
ance. The prosecution was taken at the 
Ashington Police Court, where Thomas Cook, 
sanitary inspector to the Ashington Council, was 
at the same time charged with having aided 
Coun. Gray in the commission of the offences, and 
was fined £5. Police-Inspector Mitchell said 
about 1,000 children were admitted and as there 
was still a crowd of children clamouring to gain 
admission, the defendant Cook instructed the 
caretaker to lock two exit doors and also the 
outer gate. By this action, it was argued, Cook 
failed to take the necessary precautions to see 
that there was safe egress. The defence argued 
that Cook had acted wisely in taking measures 
to prevent more children from entering the hall, 
and it was pointed out that the hall was equipped 
with fire appliances, etc. The chief of the 
Ashington Fire Brigade said : "To say that fire 
appliances are necessary in the body of the hall 
is frivolous. You could not set it on fire if 
you tried." 

Barry Revenue Return. -At Barry 1 
Court, VV. H. Baker, proprietor of the Komilly 
Hall Kineiua, Barry, was fined £2 for failing to 
furnish a return showing the number of pay- 
ments made at each price at the hall, and £l 
in each of three instances for not issuing tickets 
showing how additional payments of transfer 
from one part of the kinema to another had been 
effected. The prosecution followed a revenue 
officer's visit to the hall during a performance in 
September last, and the amount of tax involved 
was lid. Defendant's advocate stated at a 
previous hearing that Baker intended reverting 
from the returns basis to the stamp system of 
payment of tax. He gave specific instructions 
to his two cashiers that no transfer tickets were 
to be issued, and they acted contrary to his 
desires. The magistrates found that the at- 
tendants in the box-office, who transferred 
several patrons, were acting within the general 
scope of their employment. 

Liverpool " A " Film Case. At Liverpo 
December 22, 1931, the Roscommon Picture 
Palace, Ltd., were fined £15 (£5 on each of three 
charges) for permitting children of under 16 
years to witness an " A " film. The manager, 
Harry Wilson, was fined £2 for aiding and 
abetting. It was stated that at a children's 
matinee, " Lost Illusions " was screened, and 
that the film was marked as an " U " film >n a 
notice over the paybox. The kinema was full 
of children between the ages of 4 and 12. 

Evading Tax Payments. — A Brighton kinema 
manager's scheme to avoid payment of Enter- 
tainment Tax was described at the local 
police court, when Electric Theatres (1908), 
Ltd., pleaded guilty to failing to record 
payments for admission to the Cinema de Luxe, 
North Street, Brighton ; and Stanley Carlton, 
formerly manager of the kinema, pleaded 
guilty to aiding and abetting. On behalf of the 
Commissioners of Customs and Excise, it was 
stated that three officers, with three friends 
visited the kinema in the afternoon of February 
5. Carlton was in the pay-box, and handed out 
tickets which he was holding loose in his hand. 
He then quickly left the pay-box and met the 
men as they went into the entrance door of the 
auditorium, took the tickets from them, and in 
the half-light made the motion of tearing the 
tickets in halves, handing back one loose half. 
The same two tickets were used for the six. 
The defendant had taken the trouble to go 
round after the previous audience had left and 
collect the half-tickets which had been discarded, 
and he was placing the money for the payment of 
Government tax in his own pocket. The case 
against the company was dismissed on payment 
of five guineas costs. Carlton was fined £10 
and was allowed a week in which to pay. 

Performance of Film Not Trade Shown.— 

At Manchester City Police Court, the Star 
Picture Theatre Company were fined 40s. for 
showing at the Futurist, Strangeways, Man- 
chester, films that had not previously been 
Trade shown in accordance with the regulations. 
The Manchester and Salford Workers' Film 
Society, he added, arranged to show a film 
entitled "The Blue Express," at the Futurist, 
but the Manchester Watch Committee, when 
they saw the film, did not pass it for public 
exhibition. On November 24, the house 
manager of the Futurist, Robert Thomas Stott, 
'phoned the Public F.ntertainments Department 
of the Manchester City Police, and said the 
society had decided on an alternative pro- 
gramme, and he wanted to know whether or 
not he would be in order in allowing the new 
film to be shown. He was told that it was 
compulsory first to show films at a Trade show. 
In spite of this, however, three films which had 
not previously been Trade shown in Manchester, 
were shown at the performance. For the 
defence, H. Finklestone said that when the 
Watch Committee banned " The Blue Express," 
the society had little time to arrange for an 
alternative programme. The manager knew 
that the principal feature, "Refuge," had been 
Trade shown in Manchester, and thought the 
others were all right, as thev had been passed 
by the B.B.F.C. 

B.O.T. Return. — George Beynon was fined £5 
at Bow Street Police Court for failing to submit 
to the Board of Trade the annual return of films- 
exhibited by him at the Cosy Cinema, Porth, 
cawl, South Wales. Willie Beynon, his son 

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was lined £5 for a similar offence with respect to 
the Public Hall, Cefn Cribbwr, Wales. Similar 
summonses against George Beynon, Willie 
Beynon, and Cynwyd Beynon with respect 
to the Coliseum, Porthcawl, were dismissed on 
payment of a total of £5 5s. costs. Mr. Owen 
Davies, who defended, said that the Cosy 
Theatre and the Cefn Public Hall were only 
open part of the year. Both were now closed and 
the records had been lost. Although an exhibi- 
tor's licence was obtained for the Coliseum, 
Porthcawl, in 1928, the theatre had not yet 
been opened. He submitted that as no films 
had been shown it was not necessary to send 
any return. Mr. Mainwaring, for the Board of 
Trade, said that as the licence had been taken 
out, a "nil " return should have been sent in, 
otherwise the Board of Trade would be com- 
pletely in the dark as to what business had been 

Tax Evasion Fine.— lames Richard Young, 
partner of the Inverurie Cinema Co., who 
pleaded that he was unaware that the Enter- 
tainment duties had been increased under the 
October Budget, was fined £5 at Aberdeen 
Sheriff Court, when he appeared on charges of 
having (1) at the Victoria Hall, Ellon, issued 
tickets which did not bear stamps of the proper 
Entertainment duty value ; (2) at the Town 
Hall, Banchory, failed to collect and deface the 
stamps on the" tickets issued to two girls ; and 
(3) failed to issue tickets, properly stamped, to 
four persons at the Banchory Town Hall, who 
had paid for admission. J. W. Robertson, 
procurator fiscal, said that accused moved 
about giving shows. At Ellon an Excise officer 
had found that he was admitting people with 
tickets bearing twopenny stamps instead of 
twopence-halfpennv ones. Sheriff Laing im- 
posed a fine of £5, with the alternative of 20 
days' imprisonment, allowing a fortnight to 
find the money. 

Kinema Lottery.— Charles Henry Watts, 
manager of the Palace, New Tredegar, was 
ordered to pay £3 3s. costs without a conviction 
being recorded for selling tickets for an un- 
authorised lottery. Evidence was given that a 
portable gramophone and cash prizes were given 
to patrons. People who went in were handed 
two tickets. Watts later told the police that he 
was not running a lottery as the gramophone 
was his own property and he gave it to whom 
he liked. On a summons for permitting an 
obstruction in the kinema by allowing people 
to stand Watts was fined £2 and £3 3s. costs. 
At the same court Arthur John Attwood (39), 
manager of the Empire Kinema, New Tredegar, 
was ordered to pay £3 3s. towards the costs, no 
conviction being recorded. Attwood was sum- 
moned for selling tickets for an unauthorised 
lottery. P.C. Perry said he went to the kinema 
and received two tickets, one for admission and 
the other bearing a number. Towards the end 
of the performance four numbers appeared on 
the screen, and immediately four persons went 
forward and each received a voucher for 5s. 

Self-Closing Door. — At Barrow on February 29 
James Brennan, proprietor of the Regal, was 
summoned for not having the entrance to a 
kinematograph enclosure at the Regal fitted 
with a self-closing door. Joseph Henry Kendall, 
head operator, was summoned for aiding and 
abetting the alleged offence. The summonses 
against Mr. Brennan were dismissed on payment 
of 4s. costs, and a fine of £1 was imposed upon 
Mr. Kendall. 

Notice Board in Entrance. For permitting 
notice boards to stand in the entrance of the 
Odeon Kinema, Birmingham, so as to cause an 
obstruction, David Pearl, the licensee, was 
ordered at Birmingham Police Court to pay the 
costs — £5 9s. The summonses were dismissed 
under the Probation of Offenders Act. The 
stipendiary ruled that the places where the 
boards had stood formed part of the entrance. 


Renters' Quota. — The hearing was concluded 
at the Tower Bridge Police Court, on February 
25, of the Board of Trade's summonses against 
Film Booking Offices, Ltd., and Tiffany Pro- 
ductions, Ltd., for alleged contraventions of the 
Film Act under the renters' quota. 

F.B.O. were fined £75 with £50 costs, and 
Tiffany Productions, Ltd., £50 and £25 costs. 

The prosecution alleged in the case of F.B.O. 
that, although their returns showed figures 
slightly in excess of the Quota requirements, the 
one British film mentioned, " The Magic Flute," 
was acquired not for the purpose of renting, but 
only to satisfy the requirements of the Act. 

Sir H. Curtis Bennett, who defended, pointed 
out that the section of the Act did not say 
" must acquire and rent," but " acquire for the 
purposes of renting." He submitted that the 
prosecution had to prove the defendants ac- 
quired not for the purpose of renting. He 
argued that once the renter had bought a 
British film of sufficient length he could rent it 
at any time. In the case against Tiffany Pro- 
ductions, it was said the company acquired two 
films, " To What Red Hell " and " Auntie's 
Antics." When registered the latter film was 
1,902 ft., but its length was later increased to 
5,114 ft. — an unprecedented procedure. It had 
only cost £114, and was bought for £125. C. F. 
B.rnhard said he knew nothing about the 
increase in length of the film. It had been 
rejected by the censor. " To What Red Hell " 
had cost £30,000 to produce, and had resulted 
in a loss of £15,000. He was consequently 
unable to pay for the production of another 
Quota picture. 

British Quota Requirements. — 1 he Atlas Film 
Co., Ltd., of Old Compton Street, Soho, W., was 
fined £ro and £5 5s. costs at Bow Street Police 
Court on December 18 for failing to comply 
with the requirements as to the renters' quota of 
registered British films. W. S. Bourne, pro- 
secuting for the Board of Trade, said that under 
the Act at least to per cent, of films handled by 
renters were required to be British. During the 
year ended March last the Atlas Film Co. ac- 
quired seven foreign films of a total length of 
47,000 ft., but not one foot of British film. 
Walter Galley, of the Board of Trade, said that 
the company applied for an exempting cer- 
tificate under the Act. They pointed out that 
they had been faced with heavy initial expen- 
diture, and for several months were forced to 
live on their capital. Two of the seven films 
were banned, and their exhibition possibilities 
were almost entirely negatived in consequence ; 
in addition, the films and the company were 
subjected to propaganda attacks, which seriously 
damaged rental possibilities. One British 
sound film was offered at £2,500, but a company 
working on so small a scale could not afford to 
buy films to comply with the quota. The com- 
pany's application for an exempting certificate 
was considered by the Advisory Committee, but 
was not granted. Henry Charles Stephens 

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manager of the company, said that there was not 
prospect of their getting 6,000 ft. of British silent 
film equal to the quality of the films they had 


Admiralty Claim. — In the King's Bench 
Division on January IS, a claim was heard by 
the Admiralty against Astra National Produc- 
tions, Ltd., under an agreement concerning the 
provision of facilities for the making of the 
silent version of " The Flag Lieutenant." Mr. 
Henn Collins, for the plaintiffs, said the agree- 
ment provided that the Admiralty were to 
receive 15 per cent, of the receipts from the film 
after deduction of the actual cost of the pro- 
duction, distribution and exploitation of the 
film. The company could not assign or deal 
with their rights under the agreement without 
the consent of the Admiralty. In spite of the 
terms of the contract defendants got another 
company, which was an incorporation of them- 
selves, known as National Productions, Ltd., 
to make the film on a payment of 45 per cent, of 
the gross takings. Defendants were seeking to 
charge against the Admiralty 45 per cent. The 
film rights were secured by National Produc- 
tions, Ltd., for £400, and defendants, before 
entering into the contract with the Admiralty, 
agreed to pay for those rights to National 
Productions, Ltd., 10 per cent, of the gross 
takings, viz., £6,359. The Admiralty main- 
tained that only £400 could be included in the 
actual cost of production under the heading 
" film rights." Then again, defendants main- 
tained that in setting out the receipts they were 
entitled to deduct, as part of the cost of pro- 
duction, £5,848 in respect of the sale of film 
copies, posters, and sheet music. £1,000 
directors' remuneration had also been included 
in the cost of production, though it was also 
included under administrative charges. In 
those circumstances the Admiralty, who had 
been paid £3,000 on account, contended that 
they were entitled to a further £1,607. Defend- 
ants contended that they were able to include 
these matters in the account, and on the basis 
that the Admiralty had been overpaid, counter- 
claimed £2,828 in all. Mr. Henn Collins main- 
tained that " actual cost of production " in the 
contract meant what it said. For the defendants 
it was argued that it meant the cost of the pro- 
duction to the defendants. In giving judgment. 
Mr. Justice Charles said that Actual cost of 
production " in the contract meant what it said, 
and not what was arranged by one half of the 
defendant company with the other half. The 
45 per cent, figure, therefore, could not be 
allowed. The film rights were on a totally 
different basis. Before the Admiralty came 
on the scene the defendants secured the film 
rights by agreeing to pay 10 per cent, of the 
takings. It was an existing fact, and defendants 
were entitled to include the figure of £6,359. 
With regard to the film copies, posters and 
music, that was a separate undertaking, and the 
Admiralty took the risk of the actual cost of 
bringing them into being. Defendants were 
accordingly entitled to bring the £5,848 into 
the accounts. The directors' remuneration he 
declined to allow, \.ith the result that on his 
findings the pliintiffs had been overpaid £112. 
He entered judgment on the claim, therefore, 
for the defendants, with costs, and for the 
defendants on the counter-claim for £112 with 

Defrauding Renters. — A case which was stated 
to be the first of its kind in Scotland was heard 
at Ayr Sheriff Court on Wednesday, May ri, 
when John Martin Blair, picture house manager, 
Bernera, Kinpurnie Road, Ralston, Renfrew- 
shire, appeared before Sheriff Haldane and ad- 
mitted a charge of fraud. The charge was that, 
as manager of the Palace Picture House, Irvine, 
by compiling and sending to the film renter* 
daily returns according to contracts for the hire 
of films on a box-office percentage basis, he pre- 
tended to the film renters that the numbers of 
persons admitted to the picture house on October 
5, 6, 7, and 19, 1931, were respectively 155, 93, 
90 and 10 short of the actual number, whereby 
he defrauded the renters of sums amounting in 
all to £2 6s. 8d. The Fiscal Depute (L. I. 
Gordon) explained that when a representative 
called at the box-office on October 19, he saw 
a bundle of purchased tickets and found that 
ten of them were duplicated. Accused had 
used duplicate rolls in order to defraud the 
renters. On two occasions within a month, 
it was discovered, an order had been placed with 
the firm supplying the tickets for 100,000 
tickets. The seating capacity of the hall was 
about 400, and these tickets could not have 
been used in that short period. Sheriff Haldane 
said he was very reluctant, in view of accused's 
previous record, to inflict upon him a term of 
imprisonment, without the option. The penalty 
would be a fine of £20, with the alternative of 
three months' imprisonment. 


The " Columbia " Trade Mark. — In the Court 
of Appeal on October 20, the Master of the Rolls 
and Lords Justices Lawrence and Romer heard 
an appeal by the Columbia Pictures Corporation 
from a judgment on June 29 of Mr. Justice Lux- 
moore dismissing a motion by them for the recti- 
fication of the register of trade marks. The 
applicants desired the exclusion of kinemato- 
graph films from the specification of goods for 
which three trade marks belonging to the 
Columbia Graphophone Co., Ltd., were applic- 
able. Mr. Morton, K.C., for the appellants, said 
the Columbia Graphophone Company were 
makers of gramophones and records.' The 
ground of the application was that the trade 
marks in question had not been used for kine- 
matograph films during the five years immedi- 
ately preceding the application. Mr. White- 
head, K.C., for the respondents, said it was quite 
true that the marks had not been used either for 
silent films or for talkies, but there was not even 
a beginning of the talkies industry in this 
country until eighteen months before these 
proceedings were started and the respondents 
immediately began to make experiments. Thev 
might want to use the mark in future for that. 
The Master of the Rolls, giving judgment, said 
that in 1929 Columbia Pictures applied for the 
registration of their trade mark for films. The 
application was refused, under section 19, which 
provided against the registration of identical 
marks. After that, Columbia Pictures applied 
for the rectification of the register so as to 
exclude films from the goods in respect of which 
respondents' marks were registered. Up to 
the present the Columbia Graphophone Com- 
pany had not manufactured or dealt in films. 
They had no objection to the exclusion of silent 
films, but they said they were experimenting for 

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the production of pictorial films with a sound 
track for domestic use. The non-existence of 
talkies in this country up to the end of 1928 
constituted a special circumstance connected 
with the trade which explained the non-use of the 
mark for films up to that time, but there re- 
mained fifteen months down to April, 1930, 
when these proceedings were started. So far as 
the evidence went the experiments for the pro- 
duction of pictorial films with a sound track for 
domestic use had not reached an effective stage 
down to June, 1932. Therefore, the Columbia 
Graphophone Company had not discharged the 
onus that lay upon them of excusing themselves 
for the non-use during the five years preceding 
the application. Their registration was too wide. 
The right course was to order rectification of the 
register by excluding from the specification of 
goods to which the trade marks applied, " kine- 
matograph film being transparencies adapted 
for the purpose of producing the illusion of 
moving pictures with or without a sound track 
incorporated thereon." Lords Justices Law- 
rence and Romer concurred. The appeal was 
allowed, and the register was rectified accord- 

Copyright Claim Dismissed. — In the Chancery 
Division on October 24 Mr. Justice Maugham 
began the hearing of an action brought by Mrs. 
Joan Kelly (Joan Sutherland) for an injunction 
restraining Cinema House, Ltd., from infring- 
ing her copyright in the novel, " The Outsider." 
Plaintiff's case was that her novel was based on 
the play by Dorothy Brandon, and that the 
defendants had used new material of love and 
jealousy which formed an integral part of her 
work, and was not in the play. The defendants 
denied that there had been any infringement of 
plaintiffs' copyright. Mr. Justice Maugham 
held that the original incidents taken by the 
defendants from the novel were trivial and of 
no real importance in the action of the film. 
Mrs. Kelly had no monopoly in the idea of 
jealousy. The action was dismissed with costs. 


Film Distribution in Australia.— Litigation 
between British and Dominions Film Corpora- 
tion, Ltd., and the Australian concern, British 
Dominion Films, Ltd., a company registered in 
Melbourne, was dealt with by Mr. Justice 
Charles in the King's Bench Division on Decem- 
ber 14. The plaintiffs claimed a declaration 
that they were entitled to end a contract made 
with the defendants in 1929, under which 
defendants were given the exclusive distributive 
rights in Australia, New Zealand, the Straits 
Settlements, and the Dutch East Indies of talkie 
films produced by the plaintiffs. Appearing for 
the plaintiff company, Sir Wm. Jowitt, K.C., 
said the contract was for five years, and plaintiffs 
claimed to put an end to it on two grounds : 
(i) That defendants had not paid certain sums 
of money alleged to be due. and (2) defendants, 
without the plaintiffs' consent, had sub-let or 
disposed of altogether their rights under the 
contract and had not for some time been the 
distributors of plaintiffs' films at all. Defendants 
disputed that, saying that neither on the one 
ground nor the other had circumstances arisen 
which gave plaintiffs a right to end the contract. 
There were also two counterclaims. After the 
evidence and the opening of the defendants' case 
had been heard, on December 19, the parties 
came to a settlement. Sir Wm. Jowitt said 
terms, lengthy and elaborate, had been arrived 

at. They involved the continuance of the re- 
lationship between the companies on a somewhat 
modified agreement. Any allegation that had 
been made bv one party against the other would 
unreservedly' be withdrawn. Mr. Pritt, for the 
defendants, agreed, and asked for a taxation 
of costs if necessary. 

Renters Guarantee Alleged.— Bexleyheath 
Cinemas, Ltd., of The Broadway, Bexleyheath, 
were unsuccessful defendants in an action in the 
King's Bench Division on Wednesday, October 
26, when Fox Film Co., Ltd., sued the company 
for £155 odd, the price of films hired by the 
defendants between February and May, 1932 . 
Defendants pleaded that it was part of the agree- 
ment that if a loss was realised on the showing of 
the films, it would be made up by the plaintiffs. 
It was only on this condition that they entered 
into the agreement. Justice Macnaghten gave 
judgment with costs. 

Substituted Film.— Warner Bros., at West- 
minster Countv Court, on July 28, sued D. S. 
Bay-field and W. H. Bavfield, proprietors of the 
Plaza, Great Yarmouth, for £10 7s. rent of the 
films " Brown Sugar " and " Lord Richard in the 
Pantrv." A counter-claim was entered for non- 
fulfilment of contract. H. Done, for the 
plaintiffs, said the two films were supplied in 
substitution for one called " My Past," which 
was a sound-on-disc film. It was ordered by 
Bavfields, but declined because the Plaza had 
been equipped for sound-on-film talkies. There 
was not in this countrv a sound'-on-film pro 
duction of " My Past " at the time. Mr. Preston, 
of Warner Bros.' London office, said Jack 
Waller, manager to " Bayfields," in conversa- 
tion the telephone accepted the films in sub- 
stitution for " My Past," although " Lord 
Richard in the Pantry " had already been shown 
at Yarmouth. Mr. Waller denied the telephone 
conversation, and said the substituted films were 
supplied to the transport man. who was sent 
back immediately with " My Past." He did 
not write to Warners stating he was taking 
sound-on-film only because their local repre- 
sentative knew it. Judge Bairstow said there 
was no evidence that the local representative 
knew of the change-over or that Warners were 
informed that sound-on-disc films could not be 
taken at the Plaza. He entered judgment for 
Warner Brothers on both the claim and the 
counter-claim, with costs. 

Removing a Sound Set.— In the Chancery 
Division, on February 19, Mr. Justice Farwell 
granted Mrs. Jessie Eugenie Boultwood an 
injunction ex parte over Tuesday next re- 
straining Harris Silverman from removing a 
sound film apparatus from the Royal Cinema, 
High Street, Kensington. Counsel for Mrs. 
Boultwood stated that prior to February 15, 
she was the owner of the kinema, at which she 
installed this sound film machine on the hire- 
purchase system. The defendant had purchased 
the kinema, and had agreed to take over the 
apparatus, on which there were liabilities of 
over £'800, but he had now given the plaintiff 
notice that the apparatus must be removed 
forthwith. On February 23, Mr. Silverman said 
he wished to instal apparatus of his own choos- 
ing, and if the injunction were not discharged 
he would be involved in heavy loss. Mr. Justice 
Farwell said there was a dispute of fact. He was 
not deciding whether or not there was an 
agreement to take over the apparatus, but held 
that it was not a matter for interlocutory relief. 
He discharged the injunction. 

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Agent's Commission. — Judgment was given in 
the King's Bench Division on February 24, in 
the action brought by Mrs. Dorothea Watts- 
Phillips, carrying on business as the London 
Play Co., against Miss Dorothy Brandon, the 
author of the play, "The Outsider." Mrs. 
Watts-Phillips claimed a declaration that she 
was appointed the agent for negotiating the sale 
of the film rights of " The Outsider," an account 
of money received by Miss Brandon in respect 
of the sale of the rights and the payment of 
10 per cent, commission. Mr. Justice Bennett 
thought that Mrs. Watts-Phillips had proved 
that she was appointed Miss Brandon's sole 
agent for the sale of the film rights of the play. 
In those circumstances, as a sale had been 
effected of the rights for i'4,000 through another 
agent, Mrs. Watts-Phillips was entitled to 10 
per cent, commission on the purchase price. 
He accordingly entered judgment for Mrs. Watts- 
Phillips for £400 and costs. 

Musical Custom. — At Westminster County 
Court, on October 7, Martin Joseph Kennedy, 
a trumpet player (through the Musicians' Union), 
claimed against Continuous Performances, Ltd.. 
for salary in lieu of notice. Counsel for Mr. 
Kennedy said that the facts were that on Thurs- 
day, June 16, the engagement commenced with 
the opening of the show. On Saturday, June 18, 
plaintiff was paid half a week's salary. On 
Wednesday, June 22, notice was posted that the 
orchestra would terminate their engagement on 
Wednesday, June 29. and on that day the 
plaintiff received a week's salary. 

Plaintiff contended that the engagement ran 
from Monday to Saturday, and on these grounds 
claimed three days' salary to complete the week 
commencing June 27, together also with a fort- 
night's salary in lieu of notice in accordance with 
the professional custom. Judge Sir Alfred Tobin 
stated that there was no necessity to call evi- 
dence on custom, and said " Everybody knows 
this custom. It has been well known for many 

Judgment was entered for the plaintiff for 
the amount claimed with costs. 


False Returns Charge Fails. Arthur 1 
Binnall, lun., Dundee, a partner in the firm of 
A. E. Binnall and Sons, the Rial to, Lochee, was 
acquitted, in Dundee Sheriff Court, on December 
10, of the charge of defrauding two film renting 
companies by sending them false returns of the 
admissions to the Kialto. Sheriff Malcolm, in 
the course of his judgment, stated that early in 
the trial it became evident that the charge 
relating to " A Night in Montmartre " could not 
succeed, for the reason that while the contract 
was for its exhibition at the Kialto, and the 
charge was that it was exhibited there and the 
alleged false returns were sent up in respect of 
that theatre, the exhibition of the film took 
place at the Astoria Theatre. " It is somewhat 
anomalous and ironical that something done by 
the accused, which 1 say, ex facie, looks like 
breach of contract, shoujd be instrumental in 
him being allowed to evade or defeat this par- 
ticular prosecution, but there it is." Turning 
to the part of the complaint dealing with 
" Father's Son," Sheriff Malcolm stated that 
the case for the prosecution rested on the evi- 
dence of certain inspectors who were present on 
the night of February 19, following upon certain 

suspicions and certain unofficial inspections 
which had taken place on February 8, 9, and 10. 

" Obviously there was something wrong 
with those numbers if the clerk gave the first 
number of her tickets for that night as 335 
when the inspector had purchased tickets 
numbered 316 and 317 ; something wanted 
accounting for and something that would lead to 
a deficiency in the returns. The result of the 
clocking, also, as the inspectors testify to, gave 
a considerably higher number of admissions 
during that period of the evening than the 
numbers ultimately sent up to London in the 
returns by the accused. There were also cir- 
cumstances which gave rise to a strong element 
of suspicion. An explanation has been given 
by the accused which may or may not be right, 
but the mere fact of the duplicate roll certainly 
tended to increase the suspicion arising from the 
returns and the inspection. Another feature 
which was suspicious or unsatisfactory was this : 
that the returns which were sent up to London 
in terms of the contract, giving the numbers of 
the admissions to the theatre on the respective 
nights, or the night in question, are on forms 
which the accused was in the habit of getting 
signed blank by the clerk or person in the pay- 
box. The inspectors took notes at the time of 
the numbers and details they ascertained in 
their inspection. But the extraordinary thing 
is that none of these notebooks have been pro- 
duced. It is not possible to say now whether 
or not the summary made froni these original 
notebooks correctly represents what was in the 
note books. Accordingly, I must sustain the 
argument that in the absence of the first-hand 
information, I cannot rely upon the evidence of 
the sheets which have been furnished. My 
finding is that the charge is Not Proven." 

Theatre That Was Not Built.— A proposal to 
rebuild the King's Hall, Newcastle, led to an 
action at Newcastle Assizes, to recover from 
Israel L. Herman £336, the cost of plans that 
were prepared by a firm of architects, Percy L. 
Brown and Sons, Newcastle. Plaintiffs' case 
was that Herman instructed them to prepare 
plans to rebuild the burnt-out kiuema. Herman, 
however, denied having given instructions. 
The scheme to rebuild the kinema, he said, was 
suggested to him, but he was not interested in 
it, as he foresaw that it would not mature. 
Mr. Justice Finlay found that the defendant did 
order this work to be done, and gave judgment 
for the plaintiffs, with costs. 

Tax Regulations Summons. Summonses aris- 
ing out of an alleged infringement of the Enter- 
tainment lax Regulations were dismissed by 
the South Shields magistrates, because the 
Excise officer had failed to interview the licensee 
before issuing proceedings. The defendents 
were Walter Dixon and his wife, of Whitburn. 
It was alleged that when an F.xcise officer 
visited the local institute of which Walter 
Dixon was the proprietor, and where he ran a 
kinema, it was found that some of the admission 
tickets did not bear a stamp showing that the 
tax had been paid. Dixon declared that the 
tax had been paid and the stamps affixed to the 
tickets, and added that the tax portions must 
have become detached. He complained that 
the Excise officer did not go to him as proprietor 
of the hall. This was admitted by the Excise 
officer, who said he had an interview with Mrs. 
Dixon and did not go to see her husband, who 
was in the operating box. 

Louisa Allcott s "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course! 



New Companies _ . . . . 180 

Bankruptcies, etc. . . 192 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

New Companies Registered 
during the Year. 

DECEMBER, 1931. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Alliance (Scientific) Pro- £1,000 in £i shares Kinema Proprietors .... 46, Brewer Street, W.i. 

ductions, Ltd. 

A.W.H. Sound Reproduc- £18,750 in £1 shares .... To acquire an invention Camden Works, Kings 
ing Co., Ltd. relating to sound re- Road, St. Pancras, 

production. N.W. 

British Cinema (Notting- £1, 000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Parliament Street, 

ham), Ltd. Nottingham. 

British European Film £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors : Linklaters 

Corporation, Ltd. (500 " A," 500 " B ") and Paines, 2, Bond 

Court, Walbrook, 

British Synchronised £100 in £1 shares Accessory Agents 93, Mortimer Street, 

Productions, Ltd. W.i. 

Carlton Cinemas (New- £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 329, High Holbom.W.C. 

bury), Ltd. 

C.C. (Taunton), Ltd £r, 000 in £r shares Kinema Proprietors ... Dean House, Dean 

Street, Westminster. 

Dronfield Picture Palace, £2,500 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema ... Solicitor: E. Wilson, 

Ltd. 19, North Church 

Street, Sheffield. 

G. M.B., Ltd £20 in £1 shares Film Producers 25, Shaftesbury Avenue, 


Homchurch Cinemas.Ltd. £roo in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Hove Cinema, Ltd £6,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Dean House, Dean 

Street, W.i. 

H. P. Cinemas (Northern £1,000 in 900 pref.sharesTo acquire a kinema... Sunnybrook, Ballymon- 
Ireland), Ltd. of £1 each and 2,000 ey Road, Ballymena. 

ord. shares of :s. each. 

Ideal Cinema (Southwell), £400 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors West Gate, Southwell, 

Ltd. Notts. 

King and Newman, Ltd. .. £100 in £1 shares Kinema Auctioneers .... 115, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, W.i. 

Kingston Picture House, £5,500 in 5,0007% pref. To erect a kinema 2, Pancras Lane, Queen 

Ltd. shares of £1 each and Street, E.C.4. 

10,000 ord. shares of 
is. each. 

Lord's Day Observance Indicated by title Lord's Day House, 22, 

Society ( Incorporated). Red Lion Square, 

Ludlow Picture House £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Solicitors : Bulcraig 

Company, Ltd. and Davis, Amberley 

House, Norfolk Street, 
Strand, W.C.2. 

Nelson Films, Ltd £10,500 in 10,000 7i% Ei"» Producers Heddon House, 149/151, 

non-cum. pref. shares Regent Street, W.i. 

of £1 each and 10,000 
ord.s hares of is. each. 

Neon Rays, Ltd £2.000 in £1 shares Manufacturers of Elec- 15, Whitcomb Street, Advertising de- W.C.2. 

New Playbox Theatre, £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Station Road, Amer- 

Ltd. sham, Bucks. 

O'D. Productions, Ltd. ... £500 in £1 shares . 

Outpost Film Productions, £200 in £1 shares Film Producers 39, Victoria Street, 

Ltd. S.W.i 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI"— Radio, of course! 

New Companies Registered. 


Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Picture Playhouses, Ltd... £5,000 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Solicitors : Kitsons' 

Hutchings, Eastbrook 
and Co., 2, Vaughan 
Parade, Torquay. 

P.O.W., Ltd £10,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Prince of Wales Theatre, 

Coventry Street, W.i. 

Regal ( Kingston), Ltd "£50,000 in 49,000 8% Kinema Proprietors.... Dean House, Dean 

pref . ord. shares of £1 Street, W.i. 

each and 20,000 de- 
ferred shares of is. 

Rembrandt Cinema £300 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors : Broadbent 

Studios(i93i), Ltd. and Ould, 2, Basing- 

hall Square, Leeds. 

Shirley Entertainments, £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Rial to Cinema, Shirley 

Ltd. Road, Southampton. 

JANUARY, 1932. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Abse's Cinema, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares. (500 Kinema Proprietors .... 65, Cowbridge Road, 

6% cum. pref. and Cardiff. 
500 ord.). 

Automatic (Barnes 1932), £6,000 in 4,000 pref. Film Printers 93/95, Wardour St., 

Ltd. shares of 10s. each W.i. 

and 16,000 ord. shares 
of 5s. each. 

Eden Palace Cinemas, Ltd. £1,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema 61, Chancery Lane, 


Equipment Facilities, £ioo]in £1 shares Equipment manufac- Solicitors : Wedlake, 

Ltd. turers Letts and Bird, 11, 

Serjeants Inn, E.C.4, 

Eric Rhodes Theatres £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 146, St. James' Road. 

(Gillingham), Ltd. Bermondsey. 
Gorton Celluloid Company, /"100 in £1 shares Cellulose Manufacturers Excelsior Works, Miles 

Ltd. Street, West Gorton, 


Grove Cinema (Binning- £20,000 in £1 shares .... To erect a kinema 26, Bennetts Hill, Birm- 

ham), Ltd. ingham. 

H. and G. (Tower Bridge), £400 in £1 shares (300 To acquire a kinema 90, Regent Street, W. 

Ltd. "A" ord. and 100 

"B" ord.). 

Macnamara Productions, £500 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors: Matthew, 

Ltd. Hale and Gentry, 88, 

Highbury Hill, N.4. 

Mayfair Productions, Ltd. £2,250 in 2,000 8% pref. 

shares of £1 each and 
5,000 ord. shares of 
is. each. 

Merit Pictures, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers and 121, The Grove, Strat- 

Exhibitors. ford, E.15. 

M.M.S. Theatres, Ltd £100 in is. shares Collins Theatre, Isling- 

ton Green, N.i. 

Picture House (Holbeck), £1,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema Solicitor: W. Bateson, 

Ltd. 38, Albion Street, 


Savoy Cinema (Preston £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Solicitor: J. Whitehead, 

1932), Ltd. 2, Chapel Street, 


Scala Armthorpe (1932), £1,500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Scala Picture House, 

Ltd. Armthorpe, Doncaster. 

Westcliff Winter Gardens £1,000 in 5s. shares Indicated by title 2, Station Road, West- 

and Spa, Ltd. cliff-on-Sea. 

Westminster Films, Ltd. .. £2,000 in £1 shares Film Producers 186, Wardour Street 



Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Argyle Talking Pictures, £1,500 in £i shares Film Producers Solicitors : Argyle and 

Ltd. Sons, Tamworth. 

Associated Tower Cinemas, £20,000 in £1 shares .... To acquire kinemas Solicitors : Bromley and 

Ltd. Walker, Leeds. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Ball Brothers Entertain- £1,500 in £1 shares To erect kinemas. ... Palace Theatre, Rawten- 

ments, Ltd. stall, Lanes. 

Castle Sound Productions, £15,000 in £1 shares ... Film Producers Castle House, High 

Ltd. Street, Hampton. 


Cowlev Road Cinema £100 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema Solicitors : Lawrence 

(Oxford), Ltd. Messer and Co., 16, 

Coleman Street, E.C. 

Edgerley's (High Wy- £100 in £1 shares Kinema Furniture Deal- Denmark Street, High 

combe), Ltd. ers. Wycombe. 

Franklin-Granville Ex- £100 in £1 shares Film Producers 

peditions, Ltd. 

Graphic Film Services, £5,000 in 3,000 redeem- Film Producers and 84, Regent Street, W.i 
Ltd. able 55% cum. pref. Exhibitors. 

shares of £1 each and 
1,000 6% preferred 
ord. shares of £1 each 
and 20,000 deferred 
ord. shares of is. each. 

His Majesty's Theatre £2,000 in £1 shares To acquire Theatrical 

(Aberdeen), Ltd. Lessees business. 

Lewisham Cinema, Ltd.... £10,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 46, Gerrard Street, W.i 
(5,000 io% cum. pref. 
shares and 5,000 ord.). 

London Film Productions, £100 in is. shares Film Producers Solicitor: A. C. N. 

Ltd. Dixey, 22, Grosvenor 

Street, W.i. 

Middlesex Cinemas, Ltd. £500 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema Dean House, Dean St. 


MarpleCinema Co., Ltd.... £6,000 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Solicitors : Smith Men- 

neer and Co., 12/14, 
St. James Street, 

Palace Cinema (Tilbury), £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 546, Salisbury House, 

Ltd. London Wall, E.C. 

P. & S. Cinemas, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Sutton Picture Theatre, 

Cheam Road, Sutton, 

Pavilion Cinema(Skewen), £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Pavilion, Skewen, Glan>, 


Re-an-ge, Ltd £500 in £1 shares Film Producers Secretary: B. G. Mar- 

chant, Salisbury Sq. 


Regal Super Cinema £20,000 in £1 shares To erect a kinema 41, Port Street, Eves- 

( Evesham), Ltd. ham. 

Reigate Picture House, £5,250 in 5,0007% pref. To erect a kinema 39, Temple Row, Birm- 

Ltd. shares of £1 each and ingham. 

5,000 ord. shares of is. 

Roxy Palace (Burslem), £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 4, Grange View, Leeds. 


South Provincial Kinema £3,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema Solicitors: Bevan and 

Circuit, Ltd. Co., 12, Broad Court, 

Bow Street, W.C.2. 

Tonbridge Cinemas, Ltd. £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 30, Gerrard Street, W.i 

Walthamstow Sound £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors : C. Butcher 

Film Studios, Ltd. and Simon Burns, 

82, Gresham Street, 



Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered office. 

Anglo-American Talking £i'ooo in £1 shares Film Producers 36, Red Lion Square, 

Films (Elstree), Ltd. W.C.i. 

Associated Industrial £100 in £1 shares Advertising Agents 

Film Service, Ltd. 

B.D.H. Theatres, Ltd. £800 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema .... Solicitors : Kenneth 

Brown, Baker,Baker, 
Essex House, Essex 
Street, W.C.2. 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course ! 

New Companies Registered. 


Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office 

M. Berman, Ltd £5,000 in £1 shares Theatrical Costumiers... 18, Green Street, W.C.2. 

Celtic Productions, Ltd... .£100 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors: Slaughter 

and May, 18, Austin 
Friars, E.C. 

Charles Graham Produc- £500 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors : W. H. Dixon, 

Day and Co., 19, 
Brazenose Street, 
. ax, Bath Street, Glas- 

Solicitor : D. Hughes 

Solicitor : M. Blumberg, 
31, Princess Street, 

Great Portland 

tions, Ltd. 

Cheerio Cinemas, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares 

Kincina Proprietors .. 

Chester Royalty Theatre, /'i2,ooo in £1 shares .... To acquire a kinenia . 

Cinema Estates, Ltd £2,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 

(1,000 2o°o cum. pref. 
and 1,000 ord.). 

Clarash and Co., Ltd £2,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema 


Street, W. 
Solicitors : Campbell 

and Co., Liverpool. 
208, Bath Street, Glas- 

Cosy Picture House (Liv- £150 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors , 

erpool), Ltd. 

Crown Cinema(Ayr), Ltd. £20,000 in 10,000 8% Kinema Proprietors 
cum. pref. shares and 
10,000 ord. shares of 
£1 each. 

Drolcow Svndicate, Ltd.... £400 in £1 shares Film Producers 18/20, York Buildings, 

Adelphi, W.C. 

Duncan Miller, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Theatrical Furnishers... Solicitors: Travers, 

Smith, Braithwaite 
and Co., 4, Throg- 
morton Avenue, E.C. 2. 

Embassy (Not ting Hill £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 87, High Street, Notting 

Gate), Ltd. Hill Gate, W. 

P. and H. Cinemas, Ltd.... £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 1355/7, London Road, 

Norbury, S.W. 

H.F.H. Productions, Ltd. £1,000 in 500 8% cum. Film Producers Secretary: M. H. Par- 

ker, 38, Priory Road, 
W. Hampstead. 

Hippodrome Cinemas, 
(Kent), Ltd. 

Kosy Kinema(Nuneaton), £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .. 


Leebert Theatres, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .. 

Lido (Hove), Ltd £100 in is. shares To acquire a kinema.... 

pref. shares of £1 each 
and 10,000 ord. shares 
of is. each. 

£300 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema... Solicitors: Boys and 

Maughan, India 
House, Margate. 
36, Smithford Street, 

24, Coleman Street, 

Solicitors : Amery 
Parkes and Co., 1, 
Arundel S treet ,W. C. 2 . 

Newalls Acoustic Pro- £100 in £1 shares Sound Appliance Manu- Solicitors : Jackson and 

ducts, Ltd. facturers. Co., Lower Gate, 


New Coliseum ( Herts), £ioo in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Secretary : W.J.Allen 

Ltd. n8/i22,Gt. Portland. 

Street, W.i. 

Paignton Palladium, Ltd. £20,000 in £1 shares .... Kinema Proprietors .... Solicitors: Gowman, 

Easterbrook, Smith 
and Co., Paignton. 

Regal Picture Theatre £500 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Duke Street, Maccles- 

( Macclesfield), Ltd. field. 

Savov Cinema Co. (Sligo), £8,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... 


Sawkins Estates, Ltd £500 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Solicitors : Kenneth 

Brown, Baker, Baker, 
Essex House, Essex 
Street, W.C.2. 

Studio Theatre, Ltd £1,000 in 900 participat- To acquire a kinema .... 

ing pref. shares of £1 
each and 2,000 ord. 
shares of is. each. 

Victoria (Walton), Ltd.. ..£750 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 

. Solicitor : A. J. Clark- 
son, 67, Dale Street, 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 


Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office 

Alhambra(Liverpool)Ltd. £3,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema .... 1/3, Stanley Street, 


Apsley Picture House Co., £10, 000 in £1 Shares .... To erect a kinema Solicitors: Rorke and 

Ltd. Jackson, Barton 

Bldgs. Parliament 
Street, Nottingham. 

Attractive Cinema £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 46, Gerrard Street, W.i. 

(Edgware Road), Ltd. 

Balham Hippodrome, Ltd. £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 29a, Charing Cross Road 


Bermondsey Cinema, Ltd. £100 in 500 ord. shares of Kinema Proprietors.... 21a Old Change, E.C. 4. 
is. each and 75 7% 
pref . shares of £1 each. 

Betta Films, Ltd /500 in £1 shares Film Renters 16, Albemarle Street, 


British Continental Pic- £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers 

tures, Ltd. 

British Talkiescope, Ltd. £18,000 in £1 shares. Manufacturers of Talkie River Plate House, Fins- 
(9,000 8°„ cum. pref. Equipment. bur)- Circus, E.C. 

shares and 9,000 def. ord.) 

Brunmail, Ltd £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Solicitors: H. Linley, 

I 7°/3> Piccadilly, W. 

D.P. Films, Ltd £500 in 400 pref. shares Film Producers 

of £1 each and 2,000 
ord. shares of is. each. 

Fanfare, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Prince Edward Theatre, 

Old Compton Street, 

Forum Entertainments, £1,250 in £1 shares. Kinema Proprietors.... Queens College, Paradise 
(Cannock), Ltd. (1,000 ord. and 250 Street, Birmingham. 

5°o participating pref. 

Harris Cinemas, Ltd £15,000 in £1 shares .... To acquire kiuemas Solicitors: Burqes, 

Sloan, Ware and 
Scammell, 11, Marsh 
Street, Bristol. 

Holswortby Cinema Co., £2,500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Solicitors: W. I.Leeson 

Ltd. Day, Cawsend, Hols- 

worthy, Devon 

Home Cinegrams, Ltd £525 in 500 5° 0 pref. Indicated by title 21, Douglas Street, 

ord. shares of £1 each Westminster, S.W. 

and 500 def. ord. 
shares of is. each. 

Inchicorc Cinema, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Tyrconnell Road, Inchi- 

core, Dublin. 

International Television £100 in 5s. shares Indicated by title Quadrant House, 55 /s6, 

Corporation, Ltd. Pall Mall, S.W. 

Luxor (Eastbourne) Ltd. £4,350 in 100 7°,, cum. To erect a kinema 30, Clarges Street, W. 

pref. shares of £1 each 

and 85,000 ord. shares 

of is. each. 

Lyceum(Penarth),Ltd.... £1,500 in 1,000 10% Kinema Proprietors.... Lyceum Theatre, Bridge 
cum. pref. sharesof £1 Street, Newport, Mon. 

each and 5,000 ord. 
shares of 2s. each. 

National Progress Film £400 in £1 shares \dvertising Agents National House, 60/66, 

Co., Ltd. Wardour Street, W. 

National Provincial £5,500 in 10,000 ord. Kinema Proprietors \storia House, 62, 

Theatres (Manchester), shares of is. each and Shaftesbury Ave., W. 

Ltd. 5,ooo io u Q redeemable 

cum. pref. shares of £1 

Plaza Entertainments, £2,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 44, Friar Lane, Notting- 

Ltd. ham. 

Regal Cinema (Dudlev), £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 4, Grange View, Leeds. 


Regai C inema (Longton), £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... 4, Grange View, Leeds 


Regal Kinema (Portland), £6,000 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Solicitor: A. F. Eaton, 

Ltd. Weymouth. 

W. H. Hudson's "GREEN MANSIONS" — Radio, of course ! 

New Companies Registered. 



Savoy ( Newcastle-on- 
Tyne), Ltd 

Scarborough Theatres, 

Capital. Nature of Business. 

£12,000 in £i shares .... Kinema Proprietors .. 

£10,000 in £1 shares 

Registered Office. 
Solicitors: Thomas Hall 
and Betts, 37, Groat 
Market, Newcastle- 

To acquire a kinema ... Martins Bank, Chas. 

Tyrrel Street, Brad- 

Strand News Theatre, Ltd. £200 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Solicitors : Heald, 

Johnson and Co., 129, 
Wardour Street, W. 

Tivoli Theatre (Nelson), £4,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Tivoli Theatre, Seldon 

Ltd. Street, Nelson. 

Ultramonic Company, £100 in £1 shares Manufacturers of repro- 61J, Fore Street, E.C. 

Ltd. ducing apparatus. 

Westof England Cinemas, £25,500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 


World News Theatre, Ltd. £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors. 


Solicitor : H. A. Davies 
16, Dumfries Place, 
87, High Street, Notting 
Hill Gate, W. 

Angus Playhouse, Ltd. 

British Commercial 
Theatres, Ltd. 


Nature of Busines 

Registered Office. 

£11,000 in 10,700 ord. To erect a kinema Solicitors: Cowan and 

shares of £1 each and 
6,000 def. shares of 
is. each. 

£1,000 in is. shares Kinema Proprietors, 

British Entertainments, £600 in £1 shares Film Producers 


City Pictures, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Stewart, 13, Castle 
Street, Edinburgh. 

Solicitors : Kenneth 
Brown, Baker, Baker, 
Essex House, Essex 
Street, W.C.2. 

College(Con M),Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema 

Crown Cinema (Eccles), £6,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 


22, West End Park, 

College Picture House, 
Coupland Stieet, 
Chorlton on Medlock, 
Imperial Buildings, 
Oxford Road, Man- 

Edward Vaughan, Ltd.... £100 in £1 shares Advertising Contractors Solicitors : Spring and 

and Film Producers. Co., 12/13, Henrietta 
Street, Strand. 

Empire Cinema (South £12,000 iu £1 shares. To acquire a kinema Solicitors: Punch and 

Bank), Ltd. (1,000 "A" and Robson, 35, Albert 
11,000 "B.") Road, Middlesbrough. 
Gainsboro' Advertising £100 in £1 shares Advertising Contractors 

Service, Ltd. and Film Producers. 

Gaiety (Hastings), Ltd.... £4,000 in 4s. shares Kinema Proprietors 

Gloria Swanson British £5,000 in £i shares Film Producers 1, Fredericks Place, Old 

Productions, Ltd. Jewry, E.C 

Goldhawk Publicity Ser- £100 in £1 shares Commercial Artists 7, Ridgmount Street, 

vice, Ltd. W.C. 
Leominster Entertain- £1,600 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema ... Solicitors: Boxall and 

ments, Ltd. Boxall, 22, Chancery 

Lane, W.C. 

London Electric Service, £5,000^14,5006% cum. Electrical Equipment Solicitors: Ashfield, 
Ltd. participating pref. Dealers Rose and Co., 12, 

shares of £1 each and Henrietta Street, W.C. 

2,000 ord. shares of 
5s. each. 

Louis Elliman, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers 

New Empire (Burnley),£io, 000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... 3, Grimshaw Street, 

Ltd. Bumley. 

New Park Cinema (Shep- £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... Solicitors: Stanley 

herd's Bush), Ltd. Jarrett and Co., 17, 

Shaftesbury Avenue, 

Olton Cinema, Ltd £18,000 in £1 shares. ... To erect a kinema Solicitors : Cochrane 

and Cripwell, 55, 
Temple Row, Birm- 

Panther Picture Co. Ltd. £200 in £1 shares Film Producers Solicitors : Boxall and 

Boxall, 22, Chancery 
Lane, W.C. 

Louisa Allcott s "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

mouth), Ltd. 

Picturetone Sound 
Equipment, Ltd. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Pavilion (Wombwell), £30 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Solicitors : M. Friedman 

Ltd. 127, The Headrow, 


Picture House (Wey- £5,250 in 5,000 8% pref. To erect a kinema 39, Temple Row, Birm- 

shares of £1 each and ingham . 

5,000 ord. shares of 
is. each. 

£15,000 in 12,000 8% Sound reproduction en- Solicitors : Garland 
cum. participating gineers. Wells and Co., Don- 

pref . shares of £1 and ington House, Norfolk 

12,000 ord. shares of Street, W.C. 

5s. each. 

Plaza(Fenton)Ltd £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Plaza Picture House, 

Market Street, Fen- 
ton, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Press Films, Ltd £5 in is. shares Apparatus Dealers Solicitors : J. B. Pur- 

chase and Clark, 50, 
Pall Mall, S.W. 

Princess(Dagenham), Ltd. £23,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Solicitors: Billings- 
hurst, Wood and 
Pope, 7,Bucklersbury, 

Regal Cinema (Ashton- £100 in £i shares Kinema Proprietors 4, Grange View, Leeds. 

under-Lyne) Ltd. 

Regal Cinema (Bourne- £300 in £1 shares To erect a kinema 

mouth), Ltd. 

Regal Cinema (Rochdale), £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 


4, Grange View, Leeds. 

Rialto Cinema( Elephant), £1.000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors , 


Solicitors : Stanley 
Jarrett and Co., 17, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, 


Royal Cinema (Kensing- £300 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 164/166, Edgware Rd., 

ton), Ltd. W. 

R. R. Film Co., Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares 

Scenic Display Services, £100 in £1 shares Martins Bank, Chas. 

Ltd. TyrTel Street, Brad- 


Selo Ltd £100 in £1 shares Photographic Accessory 23, Roden Street, llford. 


TalkieStudios.Ltd £100 in £1 shares Dramatic Academy 1, Soho Square, W. 

United Kingdom Cinema £1,500 in £1 shares Kinema Display Service 

Services, Ltd. 

Westcliff Pier, Ltd £100,000 in 60,000 8°; Theatre Proprietors 15, King Street, St. 

participating pref. James's, S.W. 

shares of £1 each and 
400,000 ord. shares of 
2S. each. 

West Country Cinemas, £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 23, Bloomsbury Square, 

Ltd. W.C. 
Will Hammers Entertain- £100 in is. shares Kinema Proprietors 26, Goldhawk Road, 

ments, Ltd. 

Worthing Entertainments, £1,000 in 250 " A "and 
Ltd. 750 " B " shares of £1 


25 /3 1 . Moorgate, E.C. 


Nature of Business 

Natne. Capital. 

Ardrossan Picture House £2,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema 

Co. Ltd. 

Brinkswav Pictorium, £500 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema 


Registered Office. 
59, Princes Street, 

Solicitors : J. Taylor 
and Co. , 41 , Ainsworth 
Street, Blackburn. 

Continuous Performances, £100 in £1 shares Kinema Producers Suite 13, 128, Shaftes- 

Ltd. bury Avenue, W.i. 

Fakenham Cinema, Ltd. £6,000 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema .... Solicitors: Watson, 

Digby and Pope, 

Film Renters, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Film Renters 12, D'Arblay Street, 


Geage Allen (Bristol), £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Caterers 46, Cherry Street, Bir- 

Ltd. mingbam. 

Edgar Wallace's "KONG" — Radio, of course! 

New Companies Registered. 


Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Huntingdon Hippodrome, £12,000 in £i shares ... To erect a kinema Solicitors: OUard and 

Ltd. Ollard, Wisbech. 

Langley Mill Picture £5,000 To acquire a kinema .... Solicitor: R. H. Truman, 

House, Ltd. 22, Park Row, Not- 


Lightfoot Trust, Ltd £1,000 Architects, Land Agents Solicitors : Norman 

and Kinema Proprie- Hart and Mitchell, 21, 
tors. Panton Street, S.W. 

Lyceum (Mumbles), Ltd. £1,500 To acquire a kinema Lyceum Theatre, Bridge 

Street, Newport, Mon. 

Majestic, Cradley Heath, £30,000 in £1 shares. To erect a kinema Solicitors: Hooper and 

Ltd. (10,000 75° 0 cum.pref. Fairbarn, 1, Priory 

shares and20, 000 ord.) Street, Dudley. 

Monogram Pictures, Ltd. £100 in £1 shares Film Distributors and 


Morecambe Marine Pier £10,000 in £1 shares .... To acquire a kinema Bank Chambers, More- 
Co., Ltd. cambe and Heysham. 

National Distributors, Ltd. £5,000 in £1 shares Film producers and Solicitors : Joynson- 

distributors. Hicks and Co., Nor- 

folk Street, W.C. 

Oxendon Trust, Ltd £500 in £1 shares Kinema and Variety Solicitors : Bulcraigand 

Producers Davis, Amberley 

House,Norfolk Street, 

Regal(Bracknell), Ltd. ...£4,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors.... Room 5, No. 8, Forbury, 


Regal (Famham), Ltd.... £20,000 in £t shares.... Kinema Proprietors Solicitors: Callingham, 

Ormond and Maddox, 
1, New Square, Lin- 
colns Inn, W.C. 

Regal Theatres, Ltd £10,000 in £1 shares .... Kinema Proprietors 5, Garfield Chambers, 


Reliance Film Co., Ltd. ... £100 Film Producers Secretary: C. C. Lyon, 

69, Leadenhall Street, 

Reo Cinema Co., Ltd £100 in £1 shares To erect a kinema Venice Chambers, 61, 

Lord St., Liverpool. 

Ribbleton Theatre Co., £7,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 44, Cannon Street, Pres- 

Ltd. ton. 

Risca Cinemas, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors Solicitors: S. Cohen, 

10, Dumfries Place, 

Sound Theatres Construe- £1,050 in 1,000 10% Kinema Proprietors 45, Bloomsbury Square, 

tion Syndicate, Ltd. cum. redeemable pref. W.C. 

shares of £1 each and 
1,000 ord. of is. each. 

Surrey Theatres, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 32, St. James Street, 


Stan-Kay Ltd £10,000 Kinema Proprietors ... Stanley Kermodes Of- 

fice, Barrack Road 
Christchurch, Hants. 

Theatre Patents, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Kinema Eurnishers 51, North John Street, 


Westgate-on-Sea Cinema, £300 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema.... 



Name. Capital. Nature of Business. Registered Office. 

Ace Films, Ltd £1,000 in £1 shares Film Producers National House, Wardour 

Street, W.i. 

Associated British Film £100 in £1 shares Film Distributors 70-75, Avenue Chambers, 

Distributors, Ltd Southampton Row, 


Capitol Cinemas (Sher- £12,000 in £1 shaies ... Kinema Proprietors ... Solicitors: Kirkland and 
wood), Ltd. Lane, Southwell.Notts. 

Eric Rhodes Theatres, £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... 146, St. James Road, 

(Bermondsey), Ltd. Bermondsey, S.E.I. 

Film Rights, Ltd £500 in £1 shares Theatrical Agents Solicitors : Ralph C. 

Leach, Sims and Co., 
18, Bedford Square, 

Pierre Loti's "ROMANCE OF A SPAHI"— Radio, of course! 


The Kinematograph Year Book. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business 
Fox British Pictures, Ltd. £100 in £i shares Film Producers 

Gaiety Pictures (Sunder- i>ioo in £i shares Kinema Proprietors 

land) Ltd. 

Gem Cinema (Heywood), £1,500 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema .. 


Golden Domes £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . . 

(Streatham), Ltd. 

Granada Cinema, £20,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors 

(Liverpool), Ltd. 

Grand Picture (Norman- Cz, 000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

ton), Ltd. 

Gretton Photo, Ltd £100 in £1 shares Film Producers 

Hadleigh Enterprises, £500 in 5s. shares Kinema Proprietors 


Hertfordshire Picture £100 in £1 shares To acquire a kinema .. 

Theatres, Ltd. 

Levenshuluie Theatres, £250 in £1 shares Theatre Proprietors .. 


Palladium (Upper Nor- £600 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 

wood), Ltd. 

Pavilion (Newport) £1,000 in 5s. shares Indicated by the title . . 

Cinemas, Ltd. 

Picture House (Darling- £500 in £1 shares Indicated by the title ., 

ton), Ltd. 

Regal (Hampstead), Ltd. £100 in is. shares Indicated by the title .. 

Regent Hall and Cinema £13,000 in 12,500 7 p.c. Kinema Proprietors . 
(Princes Risborough), cum. pref. shares of £1 
Ltd. each and 10,000 ord. 

shares of is. each. 

Savoy (Willesden), Ltd. £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 

Selected Cinemas Amal- £1,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors . 
gamation, Ltd. 

Sidcup Picture Houses, £1,000 in is. shares ... Kinema Proprietors . 

United Cinemas, Ltd. ... £50,000 in £1 sharer, ... Kinema Proprietors . 


Name. Capital. Nature of Business. 

Atalanta (Palaces), Ltd. £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .. 

Attractive Cinema 
(Forest, Hill) Ltd. 

Avenue Cinema Co., Ltd. 

Beacon Film Distribut- 
ing Co., Ltd. 

Bedford Picture House, 

British News Theatres, 

City Cinema (Armagh), 

D. B. Cole, Ltd 

£10,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors 

Registered Office. 

Solicitors : Johnson 
Hicks and Co , ^ennox 
House, Norfolk Street, 

Solicitor: J. Mills, 25, 
Market Place, Hey- 

Golden Domes Cinema, 
High Road, Streatham, 

Solicitors : H. T. Smith, 
7, Harrington Street, 

Grand Picture Palace, 
Castleford Road, Nor- 
m an ton. 

2i, Princes Street, Cav- 
endish Square, W.i. 

Solicitors : Zeffertt and 
Heard, 17, Coleman 
Street, E.C.2. 

senators : Elwell and 
iinford Hole, 55, Cole- 
man Street, E.C. 

97, Stockport Road, 
Levenshulme, Man- 

63, Westow Hill, Upper 
Norwood, S.E.19. 

Dean House, Dean 
Street, W.i. 

Solicitors : Stooke, 
Vaughan and Long- 
worth, Market Place, 
Princes Risborough. 

Solicitors : Billinghurst, 
Wood and Pope, 7, 
Bucklersbury, E.C. 4. 

Empress Cinema, Witton. 

Kings Hall, High Street, 

Sidcup, Kent. 
147, Bath Street, Glasgow 

Registered Office. 
. Solicitors : Triggs, Turner 
and Co., 135-6, High 
Street, Guildford. 
Solicitors : Harris, Chet- 
ham and Cohen, 6, 
Stratford Place, W.i. 
.. 10, Windsor Place, 

£40,000 in 36.000 7 p.r. Indicated by the title 
cum. redeemable pref. 
shares of £1 each and 
80,000 ord. shares of 
is. each. 

£500 in £1 shares Film Renters 12, D'Arblay 

" W.i. 


£20,000 in £1 shares 
£2,500 in £1 shares 
£2,500 in £1 shares 

... Kinema Proprietors .. 
... Indicated by the title.. 
... To acquire a kinema .. 

£500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Stockwell Street, 
24, Coleman Street, 


6, Market Square, 

Rex Beach's "GOOSE WOMAN" — Radio, of course ! 

New Companies Registered. 



Conradty Products, Ltd, 
Dale Cinema, Ltd 

£5,000 in £1 shares 

Nature of Business 
Dealers in Carbons . . 

Kinograph Distributors, 

Lockerbie Cinema Co., 

Monopol Editions. Ltd. 

North Regional Film 
Corporation, Ltd. 

Plaza Cinema (Preston). 

Rink (Swindon), Ltd. ... 
Southern Cinemas, Ltd. 

Southern Seas Produc- 
tions, Ltd. 

Strand Cinema (Tor- 
quay), Ltd. 

Tom Arnold, Ltd 

Variety Sound Produc- 
tions, Ltd. 

Welsh Pearson Films 
(1932), Ltd. 

£12,400 in 12,000 7^p.c. To erect a kinema 

cum. pref, shares of 

£1 each and 8,000 ord. 

shares of is. each. 
£1,000 in £1 shares ... Film Renters 

£5,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

(2,500 6 p.c. cum. 

pref. and 2,500 ord.) 
£300 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

£1,000 in £1 shares ... Film Producers 

£7,500 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors 
£1,000 in £1 shares ... To acquire a kinema 
£1,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors 

£100 in £1 shares Film Producers 

£4,000 in £1 shares ... To erect a kinema .... 

£100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 

£200 in is. shares Accessory Dealers .... 

£100 in 4s. shares Film Producers 

Registered Office. 

101, Wardour Street, 

44, Friar Lane, Notting- 

191, Wardour Street. 

Bank of Scotland Cham- 
bers, Lockerbie. 

Solicitors : Buckeridge 
and Eraune, 3-4, 
Clements Inn, Strand, 


9, Chapel Street, Preston. 

The Square, Old Town, 

Swindon . 
Gem Kinema, The Green, 

Southall, Middx. 

Whiting's Agency, Ltd. 

£100 in £1 shares Kinema Employment 


2, Vaughan Parade, 

42-3, Dean Street, W.i . 

Solicitor: F. E.Preston, 29, 
The Broadway, N.W.2. 

Solicitors : J. D. Lang- 
ton and Passmore, 
16, Tokenhouse Road, 

39 and 40, Victory House, 
Leicester Square, 


A.V.O. Cinemas, Ltd. 

A.W.H.(Mobile) Record- 
ing Co., Ltd 


Capital. Nature of Business. 
£1,000 Kinema Proprietors 

£100 Kinematograph Engi- 


Alliance Stage Produc- £1,000 Producers . 

tions, Ltd. 

Astoria ( Rawtenstall), 

British Cinema Building 

Catford Investments 

Empire Theatre 

(Greenock) Ltd. 
Fotaire, Ltd 

£100 Kinema Proprietors. ... 

£100 in 5s. shares Proprietors and organ- 

isers of kinema enter- 

£2,000 in £1 shares .... ■ ■ 

£500 Kinema Proprietors .... 

£100 Dealers in kinemato- 
graph apparatus 

General Cinema Theatres, 

Hendon Theatres ( 1932), 

New Grand Cinema 
(Forest Gate), Ltd. 

P.D.S. Film Productions, 

£10,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors .... 

£100 Kinema Proprietors .... 

£500 in 50 founders' and Kinema Proprietors. .., 
450 ord. shares of £1 

£100 in £1 shares Film Producers 

Registered Office. 

Palace Theatre Leeds 
Road, Nelson. 

Solicitors : Kenneth 
Brown Baker Baker, 
Essex House, Essex 
Street, W.C.2. 

Solicitors : Bulcraig and 
Davis, Amberley 
House, Norfolk Street, 

Holly Mount, Rawten- 
stall, Rossendale 

Solicitors : Reynolds, 
Sons and Gorst, 7, 
Arundel Street, W.C.2. 

Solicitors : Kenneth 
Brown Baker Baker, 
Essex House, Essex 
Street, Strand, W.C.2. 

65, West Regent Street, 

Solicitors : Vandercom 
Stanton and Co. 35, 
Spring Gardens, S.W.i 

65, West Regent Street. 

Bell Vine Road Brent 
Street, Hendon, N.W. 

Woodgrange Road, For- 
est Gate, E. 

Solicitors : L. Fior, 72, 
Oxford Street, W.i. 

Somerset Maugham's "OUR BETTERS" — Radio, of course I 


New Companies Registered. 

Name. Capital. Nature of Business. 

Scotstoun Picture House, £6,000 Kinema Proprietors. ... 


Stirling Cinema and £35,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors ... 

Variety Theatres, Ltd. 
Tony's Ballrooms, Ltd. £2,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Tunbridge Wells Cinemas £100 Kinema Proproetors .. 


Welsh Pearson £100 in £1 shares Film Producers 

Productions, Ltd. 

Willoughby Theatres, £1,000 in fi shares Kinema Proprietors .... 


Registered Office. 

147, Bath Street, Glas- 

-, Dumbarton Street, 

Tony's Ballrooms.Hurst 

Street, Birmingham. 
29a Charing Cross Road, 


Solicitors : J. D. Langton 
and Passmore, 16, 
Tokenhouse Yard, E.C. 

Panton House, Panton 
Street, Haymarket, 

Chesham Pictures, Ltd. 

Colortone Holdings, Ltd. 

Conway Cinema Co., 

Delicia (Birmingham), 

Edwards(Cinemas), Ltd. 


Capital. Nature of Business. 

£2,000 Kinema Proprietors .... 

£37,500 in 25,000 6% To acquire colour pro 

red. cum. pref. shares cesses 

of £1 and 250,000 ord. 
shares of is. each. 

£1,000 To acquire a kinema 

£300 Kinema Proprietors ... 

£500 Kinema Proprietors ... 

English Films, Ltd £1,000 Film Producers 

Grand Theatre (Black- £2,500 Kinema Proprietors 

burn), Ltd. 

Hale and Purser . 

Film strippers. 

Islington Green Theatres, £3,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 


King's Cross Cinemas, £2,100 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 


Lancashire County £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors 

Theatres, Ltd. 

Northwick Park Halls, £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors. 


Regal (Wimbledon), Ltd. £500 in is. shares To build a kinema. 

Samett Inductions, Ltd. £1,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors . 

Saxmundham and Diss, £2,000 To acquire a kinema. 

Cinema and Amuse- 
ments Co., Ltd. 

Stratford Pictures, Ltd. £1,000 Kinema Proprietors.. 

Registered Office. 
A storia Cinema, Chesham, 
Solicitors : Stephenson, 
Harwood and Tatham, 
16, Old Broad Street, 

Solicitors : J. W. Hughes 
and Co., Conway. 

8, Wesley Street, Nation- 
al Bank Chambers, 
Crook, Co. Durham. 

157, Wardour Street, W.i 

Solicitors: E. and B. 
Haworth, 7, Lord St., 
West, Blackburn. 

Tarpots Corner, Thun- 
dersley, Essex. 

10-11, Islington Green, 

Dean House, Dean Street, 

27, King Street, West, 

Solicitors : J. H. Lam- 
bert and Co., 52, Baker 

Street, W.i. 
Solicitors : Amery Parkes 

and Co., 1, Arundel 

Street W.C.2. 
Carlton, House, Regent 

Street, W.t. 
Church Road Garage, 


121, The Grove, Strat- 
ford, E.15. 


Same. Capital. Sature of Business. 

Astoria (Brighton), Ltd. £35,000 in 30,000 IOP.C. Kinema Proprietors . 
cum. pref. shares of £i, 
and 100,000 ord. shares 
of is. each. 

Battlefield Picture House £10,000 in £1 shares . .. Kinema Proprietors .. 

Bolsover and District £2,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors .. 

Entertainments Co. Ltd. 
Carlton (Norwich) Ltd. £4,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors .. 

Century Pictures £500 To acquire a kinema.. 

(Widnes), Ltd. 

Cotno Productions, Ltd. £200 in 5s. shares Film Distributors 

Courtwood Cinemas Ltd. £1,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors .. 

Registered Office. 
Astoria House, (12, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, 

33, Bath Street, Glasgow. 

Solicitor : Aubrey J. 

Cook, Chesterfield. 
Solicitors: Billinghurst, 

Wood and Pope, 7, 

Bucklersbury, E.C. 4. 
Solicitors : Poole, Swale 

& Co., Widnes. 

Louisa Allcott's "LITTLE WOMEN" — Radio, of course ! 

New Companies Registered. 


Name. Capital. Salute of Business. Registered Office. 

Dorchester Cinema Co. £14,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors ... 6, South Street, Dorches- 

Ltd. ter. 
Kastmond and Hamlin, £3,300 in £i shares ... To erect a kinema 23, Fore Street, Tiverton. 


First Choice Pictures, £100 in £1 shares Film Producers 12, Norfolk Street, W.C. 2 . 


Guy Newall School of £100 in £1 shares Indicated by title 449, Oxford Street, W.i . 


Hertford County Cinema £10,000 in £1 shares ... To erect a kinema Solicitor: H. M. Heck- 

Ltd. ford, Letchworth. 

Hounslow Cinema Ltd. £500 in (i shares Kinema Proprietors ... Dean House, Dean St., 


Inspiration Films, Ltd. £100 in £1 shares Film Importers and dis- Kent House, 87, Regent 

tributors. Street, W. 

London News Theatre, £200 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... 18, Devonshire Street, 

Ltd. W.i. 

H. B. Mather Cinemas, £500 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... Solicitors: Shelly and 

Ltd. Johns, Princess Street, 


International Kinograph £500 in £1 shares Film Producers 12, D'Arblay Street, W.i. 


King's Cinema £600 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... Liscard Road, Wallasey, 

(Wallasey), Ltd. Cheshire. 

Lyceum (Pontnewynydd) £2,000 in 1,000 pref. Kinema Proprietors ... Lyceum Theatre, Bridge 
Ltd. sharesof£i and 10,000 Street, Newport, Mon. 

ord. shares of 2s. each. 

Minehead Entertain- £4,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... Solicitors : Norman Hart 

ments, Ltd. & Mitchell, 21, Panton 

Street, S.W.i. 

Modem Cinemas, Ltd. £143,750 in 107,000 Kinema Proprietors ... Queens Cinema, Queen's 
8 p.c. cum. pref. Road, Bayswater, 

shares of £1 and W.2. 
147,000 ord. shares of 
5s. each. 

Newton Abbot Picture £7,500 in £1 shares ... To acquire a kinema ... Imperial Electric Theatre, 
House, Ltd. Newton Abbot. 

Northern Scala, Ltd. ... £500 in £1 shares To lease a kinema Solicitor: H. Outhwaite, 

27, Albert Road, 

Odeon (Canterbury) Ltd. £11,100 in 11,000 8 p.c. To erect a kinema Solicitors: Lawrence 

cum. pref. shares of Messer and Co., 16, 

£1 and 2,000 ord. Coleman Street, E.C.2. 

shares of is. each. 

Odeon (Worcester Park) £7,100 in 7,000 8 p.c. To erect a kinema 39, Temple Row, Bir- 

Ltd. cum. pref. shares of mingham. 

£1 and 2,000 ord. 
shares of is. each. 

Odeon (Worthing) Ltd. £1,100 in 1,000 8 p.c. To erect a kinema 39, Temple Row, Bir- 

cum. pref. shares of mingham. 
£1 and 2,000 ord. 
shares of is. each. 

Osborne Theatre (Man- £5,000 in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... Imperial Buildings, 

Chester) Ltd. Oxford Road, Man- 


Oswestry Regal Cinema £15,000 in £1 shares ... To erect a kinema ... — 
Co., Ltd. 

Palace Amusements, Ltd. £15,000 in 5s. shares ... Kinema Proprietors ... 64, Miles Bank, Hanley. 
Regal Theatre (Great £50,000 in £1 shares, Kinema Proprietors ... — 
Yarmouth) Ltd. (15,000 6 p.c. non- 

cum. pref, and 35,000 


Regent Theatre £1,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors ... 6, Upper Street, Isling- 

(Tooting), Ltd ton, N.i: 

Ritz (Nottingham) Ltd. /'soo in £1 shares Kinema Proprietors ... Dean House, Dean St., 


Savoy (Prestwich) Ltd. £200 in £1 shares. (100 Kinema Proprietors ... — 
7 p.c. cum. pref. and 
100 ord.). 

Showboat (Worthing), £32,000 in £1 shares ... Kinema Proprietors ...Solicitors: Billinghurst, 
Ltd. Wood and Pope, 7, 

Bucklersbury, E.C.4. 

Studex Company Ltd. £100 in 10s. shares Manufacturers of kine- Broadmead House, Pan- 

matograph apparatus. ton Street, S.W.i. 

Trans-Continental Film £100 in is. shares Film Producers 30, Bedford Row, W.C.i. 

Corporation, Ltd. 

Edgar Wallace's " KONG " — Radio, of course ! 


The Kinematograph Year Book . 

Bankruptcies, Liquidations, etc. 

No attempt has been made, under this heading, to cover all the minor 
instances of failure in the Industry, only cases likely to have a general interest 
being included. 


Abse's Cinemas, Ltd.— L. S. Findlay, C.A., of 
35, Windsor Place, Cardiff, was appointed 
Receiver and Manager on November 10, 1932, 
under powers contained in debenture dated 
June 9, 1932. 

Astoria (Manchester), Ltd. — C. Haywood, C.A., 
of 25, Acresfield, Bolton, was appointed Receiver 
on March 21, 1932, under powers contained in 
mortgage dated November 21, 1930. 

Audible Filmcraft, Ltd.— C. A. S. Hewson, 
of 126, Moorgate Station Chambers, E.C.2, 
was appointed Receiver on July 14, 1932, under 
powers contained in ( 1 mortgage and transfer 
of mortgage dated Febr iary 26, 1931, and May 27, 
1931, respectively, and (b) charge dated 
November 3. 1930. 

Balham Picture House, Ltd. — H. VV. Franklin 
of 30, Gerrard Street, W.I, ceased to act as 
Receiver on April 3, 1932. 

Bedford Music Hall, Ltd.— t 1 Middleton, 
of 80a, Coleman Street, E.C., ceased to act as 
Receiver and Manager on July 24, 1932. 

Blunt and McCormack Films, Ltd.— J. P. 
bromhead, of Red Tiles, 34, Gloucester Road, 
Hainpton-on -Thames, ceased to act as Receiver 
and /or Manager on October 28, 1932. 

Cambria and Border Cinemas, Ltd. — H v 

Parker, of The Priory, Wrexham, was appointed 
Receiver and Manager on February 29, 1932, 
under powers contained in instruments dated 
F'ebruary 17, 1930, and February 29, 1932 
(supplemental to original instrument). 

" Cam pro " Cameras and Films, Ltd. I B. 
Pittman, of 97-99, Cheapside, F..C.2, ceased to 
act as Receiver and Manager on October 5, 1931 
(Notice filed June 4, 1932.) 

Carreras Cinema (Norwood), Ltd. -A. J. 
Sadler, of 7, Arthur Road, Slough, was appointed 
Receiver and Manager on April 2, 1932, under 
powers contained in first debenture dated De- 
cember 6, 1929, and second debentures dated 
lune 21 and June 27, 1930. 

Cosham Picture House, Ltd. A I. s Pratt, 
of 102, Victoria Road North, Portsmouth, ceased 
to act as Receiver or Manager on May 3, 1932. 

Delta Pictures, Ltd. —Three notices of ap" 
pointinent of T. VV. Baird, of 29-30, Broad 
Street Avenue, B.C., as Receiver and Manager, 
two on November 4, 1932, and one on Novem- 
ber 5, 1932, under powers contained in deben- 
tures dated December 17, 1931, and April 29, 

Derby Turn Picture Palace Co., Ltd. V. 1 . 

Reeve, of de Montford Chambers, High Street 
Burton-on-Trcnt, was appointed Receiver on 
October 20, 1932, under powers contained in 
first and second debentures dated November 27, 
1920, and April 27, 1921. 

Dominion Theatre, Ltd.— W. H. Chan trey, 
of Africa House, Kingsway, VV.C.2, was ap- 
pointed Receiver and Manager by Order of 
Court dated April 22, 1932. 

Edibell Sound Film Apparatus, Ltd. I Fox. 

of 26, Marloes Road, Kensington, W.8, ceased to 
act as Receiver and /or Manager on February 9, 

Empire Theatre (Worthing), Ltd. a E. 

Foumier, of Effingham House, Arundel Street, 
W.C.2, was appointed Receiver on August 5, 
1932, under powers contained in charge dated 
July 10, 1931. S. H. Burdwood, of 114, Hallam 
Street, Portland Place, W., was appointed Re- 
ceiver and Manager on August 8, 1932, under 
powers contained in a debenture and mortgage, 
both dated February 22, 1920. 

Filmophone Flexible Records, Ltd. — F. Green, 
of National House, 60-66, Wardour Street, W.i, 
was appointed Receiver and Manager on July 18, 

Finchley Theatre Co., Ltd. I. F. Seacouibe, 
of 1, Threadneedle Street, EX., ceased to act 
as Receiver and /or Manager on September 3, 

Fulvue-Film, Ltd. — C. H. Travis, of 8, Laurence 
Pountney Hill, EX. 4, was appointed Receiver 
on July 15, 1932. 

Grand Empire Theatres, Ltd.--W. Houston, 
Incorporated Accountant, of 140, West George 
Street, Glasgow, was appointed Receiver on 
July 18, 1930, under powers contained in equit- 
able mortgage dated June 12, 1925. (Notice 
filed December 22.) 

Hutkenall Theatres, Ltd. J. H Judd, of 
119, Cavendish Drive, Leytonstone, ceased to 
act as Receiver on November 12, 1932. 

Incorporated Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd.— 
T. D. Cocke, of 47, Gresham Street, EX., ceased 
to act as Receiver on July 22, 1932. 

Kinema (Putney Bridge) Syndicate, Ltd. 
W. H. Tomlinson, of 7-8, Norfolk Street, Strand, 
W.C.2, was appointed Receiver on July 27, 1932. 

Kinsman and Ledger, Ltd.— S. Thompson, of 
23, Bush Lane, EX. 4, ceased to act as Receiver 
and or Manager on April II, 1932. 

L. and M. Cinemas, Ltd. A. Berney, of Prince 
of Wales Cinema, Harrow Road, W.9, ceased to 
act as Receiver on July 6. 1932. 

London Cinemas, Ltd.— G. E.Gilpin, of 7 and 8, 
Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C.2, was appointed 
Receiver and Manager on July 15, 1932. 

Lyric Cinema Birkenhead , Ltd. Miss V, 
Walsh, of 2, Beresfnrd Road, Birkenhead, was 
appointed Receiver and Manager on June II, 
1932, under powers contained in debentures 
dated April 4, 1921, in place of R. S. Terry. 

Manchester Entertainments, Ltd. II. H. 
Baron, C.A., of 3, York Street, Manchester, was 
appointed Receiver on June 4, 1932, under 
powers contained in trust deed dated October 31, 

Marina Theatre, Ltd. X. H. Bullimore, C.A., 
of 15, Upper King Street, Norwich, was ap- 
pointed Receiver on September 1, 1931, unde 
powers contained in fet debenture date 
November 8, 1930. (Notice filed April 7, 1932 

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Mihaly (Crewe), Ltd. — W. Postles, accountant, 
of 616 and 6i8, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar 
Square, W.C., was appointed Receiver on April 19 
1932, under powers contained in debentures 
dated February 12. 

Mihaly (Stroodi, Ltd.— \V. l'ostl, s, accountant, 
of 616 and 618, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar 
Square, W.C., w-as appointed Receiver on 
April 19, 1932, under powers contained in de- 
bentures dated February 12, 1932. 

Mihaly Universal Tonefilm Syndicate, Ltd. 
G. C. Jliddleton-Trinini, of 92, Mortlake Road, 
Ilford, was appointed Receiver on August 9, 
1932, under powers contained in debentures 
dated March 16, 1932. 

New Clarence Cinema (Hackney), Ltd. < M. 
Duncan, of 19a, Coleman Street, E.C.2, was 
appointed Receiver on February 18, 1932, under 
powers contained in debenture dated October 7, 

Olympia (Blackburn), Ltd.— E. Rudd, of 
Central Buildings, Richmond Terrace, Black- 
burn, ceased to act as Receiver and Manager on 
October 4, 1932. 

Palace Theatre (Nottingham), Ltd. — A, Bush, 
C.A, of 18, Low Pavement, Nottingham, was 
appointed Receiver and Manager on Novem- 
ber 11, 1931, under powers contained in de- 
benture dated April 9, 1931. 

George Palmer (Universal Cinema Supplies), 
Ltd. — F. W. Witchalls, of 2, Allerton Road, N.16, 
was appointed Receiver and Manager on March 
12, 1932, under powers contained in debentures 
dated December 9, 1929, to October 5, 1931. 

Paragon Films, Ltd. — A. B. Watts, of 9, 
Park Place, Cardiff, ceased to act as Receiver 
on January 22, 1932. 

Piccadilly Theatre (1928), Ltd. — J. D. Brown, 
Incorporated Accountant, of 9, King's Bench 
Walk, E.C., was appointed Receiver and Manager 
by Order of Court dated April 15, 1932. W. G. 
Blakemore, the former Receiver and Manager, 
died on April 10, 1932. 

Pimlico Cinema, Ltd.— C. B. Holland, of 12, 
Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.2, ceased to act 
as Receiver on Januarv 12. 1932. 

Powers Cinephone Equipment (Parent) Syn- 
dicate, Ltd. — J. Myers, of 3, London Wall 
Buildings, E.C., ceased to act as Receiver on 
November 8, 1932. 

Slough Cinema, Ltd. — A. J. Sadler, of 7, 
Arthur Road, Slough, was appointed Receiver 
and Manager on April 2, 1932, under powers 
contained in first mortgage debenture dated 
April 15, 1930. 

Sphere Films, Ltd. — R. L. Latimer, of 4b, 
Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, E.C., was ap- 
pointed Receiver on February 22, 1932, under 
powers contained in debentures created June 18, 

Standard Cinema Properties, Ltd. — T. H. 

Platts, of 126, Colmore Row, Birmingham, was 
appointed Receiver and Manager on October 10, 
1932, under powers contained in first mortgage 
debenture dated June 28, 1932. 

Stoneyholme Picturedrome, Ltd.— W. Ash- 
worth, Incorporated Accountant, of 7a, York- 
shire Street, Bumley, was appointed Receiver 
and Manager on May 3, 1932, under powers 
contained in first mortgage debentures dated 
December 29, 1932, and December 2, 1925. 

Sydney List Enterprises, Ltd. — O. G. Sunder- 
and, of 15, Eastcheap, E.C.3, ceased to act as 
Receiver on August 24, 1932. 

Trusound, Ltd.— H. J. Madge, of 54, New- 
Broad Street, E.C.2, was appointed Receiver 
and Manager on July iS, 1932. 

Western Import Co., Ltd. — H. Monro, of 20 
aud 21, Lawrence Lane, E.C.2, ceased to act as 
Receiver and Manager on August 10, 1932. 



The Bristol Empire, Ltd., Faraday House, 
8-10, Charing Cross Road. — According to a draft 
statement of affairs presented at the statutory 
meetings, under the compulsory liquidation of 
this company, on November 10, the total 
liabilities were £48,621, and to meet those 
liabilities there were assets valued at £93,887. 
Included in the assets was the freehold of the 
Bristol Empire now valued at £83,057. On 
those figures it was evident that the payment 
of anything to the creditors would entirely 
depend on what was realised for the Bristol 
theatre. J. H. Howard, of Bristol, was nominated 
for the position of liquidator. 

Campal Picture House, Ltd. — The Camberwell 
Empire, Denmark Hill, S.E. 

Particulars issued by the Official Receiver 
in the compulsory liquidation of the above 
company show that its liabilities amount to 
£3.455 ; that there are no assets, and that the 
total deficiency as regards shareholders is £3,605. 
The company was registered on November 19, 
1930, with a nominal capital of £1,000 in £1 
shares, of which 150 were issued for cash and 
fully paid up. The company entered into 
negotiations with the Loughborough Playhouse, 
Ltd., to obtain a lease of the Camberwell Palace 
Theatre, Denmark Hill, for a period of 21 years, 
at a rental of £7,800 per annum. The Picture 
House was opened in January, 1931, the com- 
pany having spent approximately £2,300 in 
converting the theatre. A sum of £1,700 was 
paid by the company to the landlords, being 
£200 as a deposit on the proposed lease and ten 
weeks' rent at £150 per week, payable in advance, 
pending the completion of the lease. This 
rent was subsequently reduced to £100 per week 
as a result of losses sustained during the first 
ten weeks. The company, however, was unable 
to carry on the Picture House at a profit at 
the reduced rent and arranged to give up 
possession as from July 12, 1931. The failure 
of the company is attributed to the high rent 
payable for the Camberwell Palace ; the high 
cost of renting the talking pictures ; the com- 
petition offered by the opening of two new large 
kinema theatres in the neighbourhood ; the 
considerable sum which had to be spent in 
altering and renovating the theatre in order to 
make it suitable for the presentation of films. 

The liquidation is in the hands of Mr. Donald 
Claude Cann, F.C.A., Eldon House, Eldon Street, 

H. E. Hayward Productions, Ltd., 106, King's 
Avenue, Clapham Park, London, S.W.4. 

Particulars issued, in the compulsory liquida 
tion of this company, show that the liabilities 
are £10,597, no assets, and a total deficiency 
as regards shareholders of £11,597. 

The company was registered on December 31, 
1924, with a nominal capital of £1,000 divided 
into 1,000 shares (all issued for cash) of £1 each, 
and was formed to acquire from H. E. Hayward 
exhibition rights in various films. 

The causes of the failure and insolvency are 
attributed by Hayward to the introduction of 
talking pictures and to heavy overhead expenses. 

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Kingston Super Cinema, Ltd., Coventry House, 
South Place, Moorgate, E.C.2. 

Particulars issued of the promotion and 
collapse of the above company, against which a 
winding-up order was made in October, 1931, 
by the Official Receiver, showing that the total 
liabilities amount to £14,107 (£3,688 unsecured), 
and assets of £2,681, whilst the deficit as against 
the shareholders is £5,506. The company owned 
kinemas at Kingston and the Court, Brighton. 

The failure of the company was attributed 
by H. L. Cohen, and L. A. Luddy, a director, 
to the reduced takings at the Court Theatre, 
Brighton, which was brought about to a large 
extent by severe competition. This involved the 
company in such serious financial difficulty that 
it was compelled to dispose of its lease of the 
Kingston Theatre. In the opinion of the Official 
Receiver the failure of the company is due to 
mismanagement, as no provision was made for 
adequate working capital, and its affairs have 
been conducted in an extremely unbusinesslike 
manner. A. H. Partridge, C.A., 5, Warwick 
Court, High Holborn, is the liquidator of the 

L. and M. Cinemas, Ltd., 3, Piccadilly Mansions, 
17, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W.I. Par- 
ticulars of the promotion and collapse of this 
company, against which a winding-up order was 
made on October 13, 1931, have been issued by 
the Official Receiver. The statement of affairs 
shows unsecured liabilities £7,385, no assets, 
and a total deficiency as regard shareholders 
of £7,785. 

The company was incorporated under the 
name of New Central Cinema (Wood Green). 
Ltd., in June, 1930, with a nominal capital of 
£1,000. In September its name was change to 
L. and M. Cinemas, Ltd. M. R. Bemey, a 
director, stated that about September, 1930. 
he purchased the lease for £800, and granted tfac 
company a licence to take over and carry on 
the business. After he had obtained an estimate 
that the structural alterations would cost about 
£400, alterations costing £1,500 were ordered 
by the company's architect without authority. 
Talking equipment was installed, and new 
seating, general furnishing and electrical fittings 
were also obtained upon hire-purchase terms, 
but the instalments fell in arrear after a sum 
of approximately £301 had been paid, and these 
articles had to be returned to the suppliers. 
In the opinion of the Official Receiver the failure 
of the company is directly attributable to mis- 
management oil the part of the directors, as is 
evidenced by the fact that they permitted the 
company, which only had a licence to use the 
New Park Theatre, to incur liabilities to un- 
secured creditors to the amount of £5,759 16s. id. 
during a period of only eleven months' trading. 
As a result of the statutory meetings of creditors 
and contributories, the Court has appointed 
Albert Henry Partridge, Chartered Accountant, 
of 3, Warwick Court, Gray's Inn, London, W.C.I, 
to be the liquidator of the company, with a 
committee of inspection consisting of four 

Showman Films, Ltd., Sg gi. W 

London. — Under the compulsory liquidation 
of this company the Official Receiver has issued 
the following particulars of its promotion and 
collapse : 

The statement of affairs shows unsecured 
liabilities £8,891, assets £585, and as regards 
the contributories a total deficiency of £21,304. 

The company was incorporated on July 25, 
1929, as a private compauv, with a nominal 
capital of £2,000, which on July 7, 1930, was 

increased to £15,000. The paid-up capital 
consists of 12,999 shares, of which 12,997 
shares were held by Frederick John Nettlefold, 
and one share each by Miss Dorothy Shurey 
and another person. Miss Shurey was the 

The company acquired the U.K. rights of 
various films, among which were the " Flip 
the Frog " series of cartoons, and among which 
it is alleged that the producer committed a 
breach of the agreement by failing to deliver 
certain of the series on the dates specified. 

It is understood that at the date of the 
winding-up order a compromise had been 
reached on the following terms : — 

(1) The amount of $3,000 paid to the pro- 
ducer to be refunded ; 

(2) The toy novelty registrations of " Flip 
the Frog." etc., to be assigned to the producer ; 

(3) The company to be allowed to continue 
to exploit the films in the United Kingdom, 
and not be accountable for any consideration 

The Official Receiver is endeavouring to effect 
a settlement of the matter upon these terms. 

The failure of the company is attributed by 
Miss Shurey to — 

(1) Lack of suitable productions ; 

(2) The loss sustained through the " Flip 
the Frog " series (estimated to have amounted to 
approximately £8,000) ; and 

(3) The inability to obtain a first-class general 

In the opinion of the Official Receiver mis- 
management on the part of the directors was a 
contributory cause of the failure in that the 
overhead charges and expenses, particularly as 
regards salaries and travelling expenses, were 
unduly heavy and out of all proportion to the 
business actually transacted by the company. 


George W. Dewhurst, film writer, Queen's 
Hotel, I.eiccster Square, London, was publicly 
examined at the London Bankruptcy Court on 
October 12 on accounts showing unsecured 
liabilities £3,892 and assets £102. The above 
debtor said he has been connected with the 
him Industry as an actor, director and synopsis 
writer. In 1928 he commenced to promote 
Lancashire Screen Productions, Ltd., with the 
object of producing films in this country. 
Owing to the advent of talking pictures the 
promotion was abandoned about 12 months 
later, and he was left with the bulk of his present 
liabilities for advances by friends which had been 
expended in preliminary and other expenses of 
the venture. He attributed his insolvency to 
the losses incurred in connection with the 
above flotation and to lack of engagements since 
that time. The examination was concluded. 

Ronald Percy Maule, 15, Porchester Gardens, 
Bayswater, Loudon, film producer anil agent. 
Mr. Registrar Mellor. sitting at the London 
Bankruptcy Court on Noveinlier 4, suspended 
the discharge of the above bankrupt for two 
years. The Official Receiver reported that the 
order of adjudication was dated December s. 

1921. The liabilities amounted to £3,073, 
and the assets would probably realise £530. 

The bankrupt had failed on .1 previous occasion 
111 November. 1923, when his liabilities were 
£4,679. No dividend was paid to creditors 
and he obtained his discharge in March, 1924 
subject to .1 judgment for £200, which he faile 

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to satisfy. He commenced business as a film 
producer in December, 1930, at -to, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, under the stvle of " Maule Productions." 
and in March, 1 931, sold the business to Maule 
Productions, Ltd., of which he and his wife 
held practically all the shares and acted as 
directors. The company ceased to operate 
after luly, 1931, since when the applicant had 
been without occupation. 

Encarnacion Rosa Scott (trading 
Films), film renter, 99a, Charing Cross Road, 
London, W.C.i, attended on January 12, at 
the London Bankruptcy Court, for public 
examination. The statement of affairs filed 
in the proceedings shows total liabilities £6,674, 
of which £4,488 is unsecured and expected to 
rank, against assets estimated to produce £1,311. 

W. W. Thompson, kinema proprietor, The 
Court Theatre, New Road, Brighton, Sussex. 
This debtor failed on October 8, 1931, with 
liabilities £8,247 (£6,522 unsecured), and no 
assets. On the 12th inst. he attended before 
Mr. Registrar Mcllor at the London Bankruptcy 
Court for public examination. He stated : 
In January, 1931, he, on payment of a premium 
of £600 (which his wife provided), took a lease 
of a kinema tneatre in Tooting, and carried on 
business there without success until Septem- 
ber 27, 1931, when the landlord took possession. 
In April, 1931, on payment of a premium of £500, 
he took an assignment of the lease of the Court, 
Brighton. The rent was £80 per week, and he 
carried on business there from April 19, 1931, 
until June 30, 1931, when the landlord took 
possession as he was owing £960 in respect of 
rent, he having conducted the theatre at a loss. 

The examination was concluded. 

John Tweedale, The Valley House, Oversley 
Ford, Wilmslow. 

At the examination at Manchester, losses 
estimated at between £5,000 and £6,000 on a 
film called " Piccadilly Nights " were mentioned. 

It was stated that Mr. Tweedale, who carried 
on business as a hydraulic packer at Chorlton 
Mills, Hulme Street, Manchester, had come to 
an arrangement with a London film company 
for financing the picture, and he was to receive 
half profits. It was also stated that Mr. Twee- 
dale was interested in revues. His bank book 
showed that he had paid out large sums of 
money to finance several shows. Three in 
which he had been interested were " Laugh, 
Clown, Laugh," " Cocoanuts ? " and "Mile a 
Minute," which were not now on the road. 

The examination was concluded- 



Samuel Bernstein (known as Samuel Berney), 
The Empire, Camberwell, London. At the 
statutory first meeting of the creditors on 
October 25, the debtor estimated his liabilities 
at £15,000 and his assets at £304. 

He attributed his insolvency to liabilities 
under guarantees given on behalf of companies 
and depreciation of his interests therein, to 
competition and to losses incurred by turning 
old kinemas into new ones. 

In the absence of any offer, the matter was 
left in the hands of the Official Receiver. 

Blunt and McCormack Films, Ltd., carrying 
on business at 20, Bedford Street, London, W.C. 

At a meeting of creditors on June 8, at the 
Incorporated Accountants' Hall, a statement of 
affairs was submitted, which showed unsecured 
liabilities of £2,606 19s. 8d. The net assets 

were estimated to realise £87 10s., which were 
insufficient to meet the debenture holders' claim 
of £220, by £132 ios., making the total liabilities 
£2,739 9S. 8d. 

The company was formed in November, 1930, 
with the object of manufacturing and selling a 
device known as the " B. and M. Positive 
Control and Portable Projector," and to pro- 
duce and exhibit advertising, educational, and 
publicity films. The present position of the 
company was attributed to abnormal conditions 
arising from the prolonged industrial depression, 
and to circumstances peculiar to the film In- 
dustry. Towards the end of last year the 
advertising public reduced their appropriations 
to a minimum, and also work which had been 
provisionally ordered was placed indefinitely 
in abeyance. The appointment as liquidator 
of J. P. Bromhead, LA., the receiver for the 
debenture holders, was confirmed. A com- 
mittee of inspection was also appointed. 

C. H. Cinemas and Theatres, Ltd., Regal, 
Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, E. 

At the statutory meetings of creditors and 
shareholders under the compulsory liquidation 
of this company on January 19, it was stated 
that in September, 1930, the company rented 
Queen's Hall, Dover, which, after first proving 
fairly successful, was adversely affected by the 
opening of a super kinema in the vicinity. A 
loss of £657 was incurred. In the meantime 
the company rented the Imperial Playhouse 
(renamed the Regal) at Forest Gate. Altera- 
tions costing over £2,000 were carried out. The 
loss in connection with this kinema was £1,361. 
The lease was sold by the mortgagees and the 
company's interest in the tenancy and goodwill, 
etc., was disposed of for £100. The liquidation 
was left in the hands of the Official Receiver. 

Dominion Theatre, Ltd., R/O, Cranbourn 
Mansions, Cranbourn Street, London, W.C. 2. 

The statutory meetings of creditors and 
shareholders of the above were held on July 13 
at the offices of the Board of Trade. The state- 
ment of affairs disclosed assets of the estimated 
value of £275,736, and the liabilities are re- 
turned as amounting to £277,929. In March 
this year a Receiver was appointed on behalf 
of the debenture holders, and he states that 
when he took over he was advised to close the 
theatre, but as the weekly expenses, even if 
shut, amounted to £100, he felt justified in 
carrying on the business though a small loss 
was involved, as if the theatre was closed it 
would lose considerably in prestige and would 
not be so readily saleable. He continued with 
a film of kinema-variety, which had been booked 
before his appointment, and also arranged for 
the production. These productions resulted 
in a profit of about £500 in three weeks. Since 
then the theatre had been working as a kinema, 
and on the average small profits were being 
made. In the result, Mr. W. H. Chantrey was 
nominated for the post of liquidator. 

A. Guyster, kinema proprietor, late 54, 
Blackfriars Road, London, S.E.i. 

At the statutory meeting of creditors on 
August 4, the debtor's statement of affairs 
disclosed gross liabilities £4,266, of which £2,516 
is expected to rank, against assets £11. 

Between 1919 and rg24 debtor was employed 
as manager of two kinemas. In 1924 he pur- 
chased the Mark House Cinema, N.E., for £3,000, 
carried it on for about 12 months and then 
sold it. In 1925 his mother and he formed the 
Stockwell Amusements, Ltd., to carry on the 
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father formed Brixton Amusements, Ltd., to 
acquire and carrv on the New Royalty Cinema, 
Brixton Hill. 

In November, 1928, he aud his father formed 
" Norbury Amusements, Ltd.," to acquire and 
carry on the Norbury Cinema, London Koad, 
Norbury. The company carried on unsuccess- 
fully for nine months, and then sold the kinema 
for £12,000. The purchasers carried it on for 
15 months, but they did not complete their 
contract. He attributed his present position 
to the failure of Norbury Amusements, Ltd., 
and liability as guarantor for rent, dilapidations, 
etc., under the lease of the Norbury Cinema. 

In the absence of a quorum of creditors, the 
meeting was adjourned. 

F. Ratcliffe Holmes, film producer, 101, War- 
dour Street, London. 

The statutory first meeting of the creditors 
of the above was held recently at Bankruptcy 
Buildings, Carey Street, W.C. The debtor, who 
estimated his liabilities at £3,000, with no assets, 
in 1920 formed Lecture Film, Ltd., with a capital 
of £10,000, with the object of making films of 
animal and native life in the Colonies, principally 
in Africa. As the result of expeditions to Africa 
he made two films, " Wildest Africa," " Kili- 
manjaro — the Mountain of Mystery," but neither 
was successful. Early in 1930 he prepared a 
series of short talking films entitled *' Inter- 
viewing Animals," from the rights of which he 
received £2,000 or £2,500. In December, 1930, 
he entered into an agreement with another 
company to make a series of 12 small pictures, 
" Interviews with Wild Animals." Owing to 
adverse climatic conditions he was unable to 
produce the films within the time specified 
in his contract, and in consequence they were 
refused. In the absence of a quorum of creditors 
the meeting was adjourned for a week. 

Percy George Palmer, 8, Harringay Gardens, 
Green Lanes, London, N.8, kinema accessories 
dealer and company director. 

The statutory first meeting of the creditors 
of the above was held at Bankruptcy Buildings, 
Carey Street, W.C. The statement of affairs 
tiled in the proceedings disclosed liabilities 
£1,865 and assets £2. Debtor started business 
on his own account in August, 1913. Subse- 
quently he formed his business into a limited 
company with a nominal capital of 
£6,000, registered as George Palmer Universal 
Cinema Supplies Co., Ltd. That company 
took over his assets and liabilities, and he was 
allotted 3,000 £1 shares and became managing 
director. In addition to his directorship he 
had been interested in running kinemas and in 
the sale of kinema portable projectors, and it 
was in connection with those ventures that he 
was compelled to file his petition. Another 
cause for his position was that he had a nervous 
breakdown and was unable to attend to the 
business of the company for some time, with the 
result that the debenture holders appointed a 
receiver and manager to carry on the business. 

In the absence of any offer or any resolutions, 
the case was left in the hands of the Official 
Receiver to wind up in bankruptcy. 

Regina Films, Ltd., 14-18, Hcddon Street, 
Regent Street, London, W.i. 

At the statutory first meetings of the creditors 
and shareholders of the above company, in 
compulsory liquidation, it was stated that the 
company was registered in February, 1929. as 
B.C. Productions, Ltd., the present name being 
adopted two years later. At the same time its 
nominal capital was increased from £500 to 

In April, 1931. the company entered into an 
agreement with British International Pictures, 
Ltd., for a lease at £150 a day of production 
facilities at Elstree. B.I.P., Ltd., also agreed 
in the following month to finance, subject to a 
consideration, the production of two or more 
f.lms up to £10,000 each. 

In addition to " Fascination," the company 
produced " The Verdict of the Sea," the first 
film at a cost of £16,305, and the second at 
£22,735. The latter had not yet been released. 
The only other assets were valued at £51, and, 
apart from the before-mentioned liability to 

B. I. P., the liabilities were estimated at £479. 
The company's failure was attributed to the 

cost of producing the films exceeding the 

The liquidation remained in the hands of 

the Official Receiver. 

Waiter Evelyn Butt Thompson, 66, Hattan 

Garden. London, E.C.I, lately of the Crescent, 
Hulme ; Arcadia, Salford ; College, Chorlton- 
cum-Medlock ; and the Bijou, Hulme. 

The statutory first meeting of creditors herein 
was held at the London Bankruptcy Buildings. 

The debtor roughly estimated his liabilities at 
£10,000, of which £7,000 was expected to rank 
for dividend and with regard to assets he had 
stated that apart from the value of his interest 
in the various kinemas, his only asset was his 
reversionary interest under his late father's will. 

J. D. Green, solicitor, of Manchester, said he 
represented the landlords, and the debtor had 
stated, at an informal meeting recently held of 
the creditors, that the value of the kinemas was 
quite £2,500. 

A resolution was passed for Mr. Alf. White, 

C. A, to act as trustee, and administer the estate 
in bankruptcy, with a committee of inspection 
consisting of representatives of film renters. 


Walter Camplejohn, of Darfield, a partner 
in the firm of A. and W. Camplejohn, kiiiciiia 
proprietors, of Adwick-le-Street, applied for bis 
discharge from bankruptcy at the Sheffield 
County Court. He was represented by K. M. 

The applicant had a kinema which was not 
paying, and apparently he had no capital. He 
persuaded various creditors to instal apparatus, 
etc., and trust him to the extent of £2,000. Of 
that, practically not one penny had been paid 
Applicant's only plea was that if he got bis 
discharge lie might be able to keep himself 
instead of, as at present, being kept by the Stat.'. 

His Honour granted the discharge subject to 
a suspension of ten months. 

Leon Kashnor, " Kestville," Osborne Road, 

Walton-011- Thames, Surrey, company director 

The application for discharge herein was 
heard at the Police and County Courts. Kingston* 
The receiving order was made in July, 1931, 
when a statement of affairs was tiled which 
showed ranking liabilities of £3,659 5s. id. 
Debtor acquired the lease of the Balham Picture 
Theatre in partnership with another, with a 
capital of £20,000, all debtor's money. The 
Official Receiver stated that there were out- 
standing debentures for £15,000, all of which 
could not be satisfied, as the offer received for 
the Balham Picture Theatre was only £12,000. 
The discharge was granted subject to payment 
into court of £100. 


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THE past year lias been an uneventful, one for the need for retrenchment 
resulting from economic conditions has naturally not been without 
effect upon the Industry. It has failed to produce any outstanding 
development in new equipment or technical accessories. 
What progress has been recorded is largely a question of refinements, 
the application of scientific methods to the requirements of our theatres 
and studios and the discussion of improvements such as wide-range recording, 
the aperture standards, etc.. already established elsewhere. 

These facts, together with the undoubted enterprise shown during the 
year in the exhibiting side, go to prove that notwithstanding prolonged de- 
pression and high taxation, consistent — if not spectacular — advances are taking 
place in every department of the British Trade. Developments not only in 
the construction and in the physical operation of theatres but also in the 
production and preparation of films have been progressing along sane and 
economic lines. While there have been no drastic changes in screen tech- 
nique our progress has been so well ordered that in spite of a severely restricted 
foreign market for our films the British industry stands in as favourable 
a position as that of any country. 

The matter which affected the Trade more than anything else was the 
adoption by the British Kinematograph Society of the American dimensional 
standards for apertures of sound cameras and projectors. The dimensions, 
which are set out on another page, will enable the exhibitor to return to the 
old 3 by 4 proportion screen, and the projectionist will benefit by the simplifica- 
tion of his working arrangement. 

Constant improvements have been made in the quality of sound, and 
the introduction in 1931 of noiseless recording has been follow-ed last year 
by " wide range " or " high fidelity " recording, which lays particular 
emphasis on the reproduction of very high frequencies. 

These are the major changes of the y-ear, although possiblv one of the 
most significant happenings was the comparative success of Baird's ex- 
perimental effort to televise the Derby. 


The interest shown in the " wide " film experiments last year failed to 
survive the economic blast, and although the use of " magnascope " effects 
of standard film is a commonplace nowadays, the use of wide film by the 
studios is barred by expense, besides which, as Ernst Lubitsch points out, 
it is unpopular among producers because it " destroys the intimacy we try 
for." " Stereoscopy," which at one time it was hoped would result from 
Spoor's wide film experiment, is as far off as ever as a practical proposition, 
although the illusion is still a subject of laboratory research by some of 
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There has been a lessening of activity in the colour field clue to the re- 
luctance ot the exhibitor to pay the price of Technicolour, which consequent 'v 
has mainly been employed in shorts. As I write there seems to be a re- 
crudescence of interest in colour products both in the States and in England 
where developments are taking place in connection with the Spicer-Dufav 
and Ravcol processes. 

Four years after the introduction of the sound film practically everv 
commercial kinema of any size in the country is wired. According to the 
statistics of the Western Electric there are now some 4,228 wired halls and 
approximately 800 premises yet to be equipped. The latter figure comprises 
everv hall which previously housed a silent projector and includes miners 
halls and other places licensed but only occasionally used. 

The improvement in sound reproduction has been aided by the growing 
consciousness of the exhibitor as to what constitutes good reproduction. 
This has resulted in a closer study being given of the acoustic requirements 
of theatres. The acoustic problems affecting the construction of auditoria, 
particularly of kinemas, have been discussed at length, and in this connection 
the series of lectures given by C. W. Glover, A.M.Inst.C.E., L.R.I.B.A., a 
frequent contributor to the Kine, at the Westminster Training College, is 
worthy of more than passing reference. 


One of the peculiar phenomena of the past year is the fact that side by 
side with the obvious economic difficulties faced by the small exhibitor, 
ihere has been going on such an amount of new building that in seme districts 
both official C.E.A. and independent representations have been made to the 
authorities on the ground of over-seating. 

It is estimated that no fewer than 100 new theatres of considerable size 
have been erected during the year, and that this figure would have been 
exceeded by 100 per cent, but for the general depression. The majority 
of the new theatres are of medium to large capacity, a fact which suggests 
that in big centres of population at least, the policy is tending towards the 
erection of theatres accommodating 2,000-4,000 persons and that the small 
halls generally will consequently be squeezed out of existence. At the same 
time the existence in various situations of so many flourishing small halls 
indicates that on the resumption of normal times, both as regards their 
public's spending power and of taxation and film hire, this class of kinema 
theatre will resume its former prosperity. 

An examination of the new theatres shows that, generally speaking, the 
average capacity works out in the neighbourhood of 1,500-2,000 seats. This 
figure, of course, has been exceeded, notably in the series of theatres erected 
for the Gaumont British Corporation, of which the Gaumont Palace. Lewisham 
(W. E. Trent), with its 3,300 capacity, is an admirable example of simplicity 
and dignity of line and treatment and the Gaumont Palace at Hammersmith 
(R. Cromie) 3.600. The Paramount, Leeds, was completed during the year 
by Verity & Beverley. It holds 2,550 and is one of the most magnificent 
of the new provincial houses. Other constructions of interest are A.B.C.'s 
Savoy at Wandsworth (W. R. Glenn) to seat 2,500 ; Savoy, Cork, 2,700 ; Regal, 
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the design or the accommodation of which are worth noting. Mention must 
also be made of the nearing completion of "The Troxy," which George Coles 
is building for H. & G. Cinemas in Commercial Road. It will hold nearly 
4,000 persons and the seating and stage arrangements are promised tc be on 
a scale which has hitnerto not been attempted in this country. Another 
unique scheme is also under way at Edmonton for A. E. Abrahams, and 
of which Clifford Aish is the architect. 


Owing to the scarcity of money available for building schemes the general 
trend in modern kinema design is towards economy so far as it is compatible 
with first-class efficiency. George Coles emphasises the primary need lor 
adequate planning, particularly in view of the anticipated expansion of the 
business in the same ratio as in previous years. He points out that there 
should be no false economy practised as regards waiting and circulating 
spaces, restriction of which will impair the efficiency of managerial control. 
A single floor building is an economical proposition up to 1,500 accommoda- 
tion. Beyond that capacity a balcony is necessary, although this should be 
planned to hold at least 500 persons, otherwise the increased complexity of 
planning and the greater cost involved will not be worth while. 

Planning of check doors, cloakrooms, lavatories and the arrangement 
of gangways must be undertaken with the view of economy in staff, and the 
same applies to the stage. It is sometimes possible where a fire curtain 
is not demanded to save expense by eliminating a grid or flies. 

Deep basements should be avoided, and the nature of the subsoil is a 
matter for consideration. 

It must, however, always be borne in mind that the physical comfort 
of the patron and his aesthetic pleasure are considerations of primary im- 
portance in theatre design. For this reason the utmost care and consideration 
must be given to the seating arrangements of the theatre. The planning 
and width of aisle, the relative length of chair legs, the springs and upholstery 
and the elimination of gadgets which tend to catch in clothing and the silencing 
of the seat are all matters which are of vital concern to the exhibitor who 
is out to satisfy his client. 

The psychological appeal of decorations is another factor of importance. 
Although a kinema is for long periods in darkness it is necessary to avoid 
the appearance of cheapness or meanness. Those parts which the public 
can see should be bright and will well repay the expenditure of extra money 
on materials and workmanship. 


It is probably in connection with the interior decoration of a kinema 
that the greatest progress has been made. At one time it seemed that 
our theatre owners would go all " atmospheric." That phase has now 
passed, and the architect has been content to revert to designs which conform 
to traditional architectural practice. 

Nowadays simple lines and lack of ornament have been willinglv adopted 
by theatre owners as being in line w ith modernist tendencies both architectur- 
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In some cases, however, the use of repeat designs in plaster work enables 
the architect to invest an auditorium with a sense of ornateness and super 
luxury quite out of proportion to its actual cost. 

Drapings as an aid to acoustic correction is another reason that close 
attention should be paid to the provision of this class of furnishing. The 
best floor covering from an acoustic point of view is indubitably carpet, but 
frequently it is rare a commercial proposition in many situations. 

Investigations into the sound absorbent coefficient of rubber flooring 
have done much to reinstate this type of floor covering in public favour. As 
regards sound absorption, it lies between hard flooring and the carpet class, 
and if laid in conjunction with sponge rubber, it has been suggested would prove 
every bit as satisfactory as carpet. Of course, for hard wear, cleanliness 
and general silence rubber is the ideal floor covering and it is being increasingly 
employed in vestibules, staircases and other circulating rooms. For kinema 
purposes £ in. to in. thickness of rubber is recommended. It can be 
supplied in every colour and in all shapes and sizes. 

The contention of Ben Schlanger, the American architect, that the 
slope of the auditorium should be up towards the stage and not down was 
fully discussed in the pages of the Ideal Kinema. It was pointed out that 
in this country the reversed slope is no novelty and the general technical 
opinion was that this treatment was applicable only to small theatres and to 
special circumstances, as, for instance, where headroom is not otherwise avail- 
able. Two disadvantages, it was argued, were the reverse slope was im- 
practicable where stage performances are intended and also that owing to 
the tilted seating it would require more seat space. 


It has been argued that while the past year has witnessed a considerable 
improvement in the treatment of auditoria, similar progress has net been 
observed in respect to the design of the exterior of theatres. Although the 
statement that they are apparently deteriorating in taste is rather too sweep- 
ing, it does appear that the majority of the kinemas opened last year are 
lacking in distinction in their elevation. It may be that the desecration of 
so many admirable kinema facades in the West End has convinced the owner 
that it is waste of money to expend money in this direction or that in so 
many instances the professional qualifications of the architect would be better 
employed upon more domestic subjects. 

It is perhaps not always the mistake of the architect, for not only does the 
usual day-time publicity frequently play havoc with his most cherished 
designs but he has also to pay attention to the increasing tendency on the 
part of kinema owners to regard their facade purely as a background for 
advertising, illuminated or otherwise. 

It was Howard Robertson who, emphasised the necessity of the design 
of exterior lighting being considered in the preliminary drawings and sketches. 
Ihe tone and colour effects will have to be dealt with in connection with 
lighting in exactly the same way as in the design of the facade. In other 
words there is the daytime and night-time studv of the exterior. 

The prevalent popularity of neon lighting indicates the correctness 
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not bring out, only too unhappily, the striking conflict between the lighting 
scheme and the architectural features of the elevation. 

The importance of this phase of design was recognised by the Societv 
of Arts, who incorporated in their industrial designs competition a section 
for the treatment in neon of a theatre frontage. 

Of course, reasons for the increasing use of neon are the unlimited field 
for obtaining a variety of decorative and colour effects, the brilliant efficient v 
of the system compared with the small amount of energy consumed and 
the reduction of renewal charges. Consequently the modern architect now 
makes provision for the neon lighting at the outset of his plans. 

Another application of gas of which tentative examples have appeared 
in more than one kinema is ts use as an interior illuminant and particularlv 
for cornice lighting. 


Electricity at Id. a unit was one of the advantages promised by the 
grid system, but its corresponding unification of the sources of supply have 
rendered it difficult for exhibitors in some areas to conform with the require- 
ments of the local council in respect to dual lighting. 

It is argued by those who have installed independent plant that both 
these factors are catered for by the installation of a crude oil engine and 
dynamo. Official figures for the working of these sets show that the average 
cost of electricity is 0.517 pence, or just in excess of a halfpenny, as compared 
with the power company's Id. to 4d. or more a unit. This figure is made up 
as follows : — Fuel .247d. ; lubricating oil, .039d. ; stores and water, .014d., 
wages .120d., repairs and maintenance .097. These figures together with the 
advantages claimed for the oil engine of reliability and efficiency over long 
periods, compare more than favourably with the penny a unit promised but 
not as yet implemented by the grid scheme. 


It is now generally recognised by all associated with a new scheme for 
the erection of a picture theatre that a satisfactory standard of efficiency 
as regards the various lighting devices whether exterior, interior and stage, 
can be ensured only if the lighting expert is brought into early consultation 
with the architect and the construction engineer. So much of the entertain- 
ment value of the modern kinema show relies upon the scientific employment 
of lighting. Not merely on the stage but in every department of the theatre, 
disaster is invited if due provision in the original plans is not made with this 
end in view. 

In place of the haphazard placing of units, the selection of which is 
governed by a purelv arbitrary and individual choice, the tendency in the 
modern theatre is to make the lighting an integral factor in the decorative 
scheme which has been carefully designed for incorporation in the treatment 
of the theatre as a complete entity. 


The underlying idea, of course, is that thr entertainment of the patron 
starts directly he sets foot on the threshold of the theatre. The application 
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and carried through right to the screen. Consequently we see architects 
indicating this progress by means of a series of graduated effects achieved 
both by applied decoration and by lighting which finally find their 
full expression as the spectator enters the auditorium in view of the 

In many theatres the psychological effect upon audiences created bv 
modern methods of decorative illumination has thoroughly justified the 
employment of the system which has been termed " painting with light." 
Although the extensive use of this method incurs increased capital outlay, 
it has been found in actual practice that important economies mav be effected 
by the use of plain textured wall surfaces in place of the large areas of applied 
ornament which it supplants. In addition, it should also be pointed out, 
it is possible to achieve some very desirable and beautiful effects with the 
intelligent use of a modified installation. 

All of our equipment factors will co-operate with the architect in the 
production of schemes and fittings. Firms such as G.E.C., Falk Stadelmann, 
Holophane, Major Equipment and Strand Electric, F. H. Pride, have 
specialised for years in these requirements of the theatre. 


In the early days of talkies, there was a tendency to ignore stage require- 
ments, the argument being that the whole of the entertainment, including 
the equivalent of variety acts, would be pro\ ided bv the sound picture. 
While this was largely true so far as human orchestras were concerned, in actual 
practice it has been found that the introduction of the human element 
afforded a very welcome break in the show. Consequently, the staging of 
variety acts again became common, and although there has been no general 
movement towards the reinstitution of the theatre orchestra as such, 
the practice is becoming gradually more widespread of hiring 
orchestras and dance bands to put over a musical presentation on the stage. 
These presentations have grown from the straight staging of a band into an 
elaborate stage ensemble employing, in some instances, as man}' as six turns. 

This type of show demands a more or less elaborate stage equipment, 
and even where there is no immediate intention of running such presentations, 
the average kinema proprietor will find that the possession of a fullv 
equipped stage enhances the capital value of his property. This is a valuable 
asset because so variable are the demands of the entertainment-loving public 
that it is a prudent policy to provide facilities for any of its future mani- 

The kinema stage should, therefore, be designed to accommodate any 
spectacle consistent with, public demand. The specific installation will, of 
course, vary in relation to the size of the house and the area of the stage. 
It should be possible, however, to meet all normal requirements of stage 
presentation in a medium capacity theatre by employing three or four battens, 
with footlights, stage dips, switchboards and miscellaneous equipment at a 
figure well within £1,500. 


The requirements of Stage showmanship have resulted in striking develop- 
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proved during the year, and new models have been listed by G.E.C., whose 
large range of dimmers and controls have been designed by Basil Davis to 
meet the exacting demands of modern kinema usage. Particular attention 
was attracted by this firm's ingenious treatment of the problems arising from 
the conversion of the old Holders Green Ice Rink into a kinema. 

Major Equipment, whose installations include the Paramount and 
Astoria Theatres, also cater for the needs cf the kinema. They were respon- 
sible for the interesting innovation of the double row of footlights which are 
fitted with chronium plated or oxydised aluminium spot reflectors. Their 
projection room control panels control not only the projector but also spots, 
curtain and magnascope gears in the small space of 12 in. square. 

Among new equipment, mention should be made of the new British spot^ 
introduced by J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., whose Brenkert and Brenograph 
machines have been previously noted in these pages. The new spot is offered 
as an alternative to these expensive American patterns now in use, and has 
been built to carry the heavy currents now demanded. Six colours are pro- 
vided, and a useful feature is a graduated scale for the travelling movement, 
which enables the spot to be pre-set to any part of the stage. 

Another new model is the electrically operated colour-changing spot, 
which operates by solenoids mounted on the lantern itself, the return action 
being by counterweight and spring. This is among the contributions of the 
Strand Electric and Engineering Company, whose device, which enables the 
operation from the operating boK of a number of these spots in various parts 
of the house, is a further step towards the establishment of one-man control. 
Incidentally, it should be mentioned the Strand supplied the whole of the 
stage lighting gear of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford. 

The Holophane lighting system has proved in great demand, and their 
latest units it is claimed give the maximum illumination at the minimum cost. 
Considerable improvements have been made in several of their special lines, 
which are all designed with a view to developing the showmanship factors of 
presentation. The automatic dimmer control, which provides hundreds of 
colour sequences, has been further developed and in other directions Holo- 
phane activities have been widened to include curtain controllers and other 
stage gear and spot lighting. 

Coincident with the use of such elaborate installations, the general line of 
advance toward simplicity of operation should not be overlooked, and it is 
now possible for presentations of immense attractiveness tc be undertaken by 
persons who have little knowledge either of the scientific or the artistic prin- 
ciples of the mechanisms they are called upon to operate. 


A new-comer to theatre and general illumination is the Kandem Electrical 
Company, Ltd., formerly known as Korting and Mathiesen Electrical. The 
change of name coincided with the opening of new works at Parsons Green, 
S.W., and R. R. Beard, Ltd., have also equipped many new theatres with 
these spots. 

In America, the S.M.P.E. reports that the development of the thermionic 
valve has opened up a new phase of lighting control. It has made possible 
the feature of pre-set dimming, and proportional dimming, and a small com- 
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dimming allows the lights to be controlled in such a manner that they may 
be dimmed in combinations while retaining the same colour tone throughout 
the dimming process. 


A novel departure in the method of construction of safety curtains has 
been made by Knight and Co. The use of pressed steel for forming the hidden 
framework, together with an ingenious system of joining the members which 
ensures uniform rigidity throughout the structure, has enabled fire curtains 
to be made which, paradoxical as it appears, are both substantially stronger 
and considerably lighter than the types they replace. As Gaumont-British 
has chosen a fire curtain of this kind for their latest London house, the 
Gaumont Palace, Lewisham, which is, of course, within the London County 
Ccuncil area, the makers' claims have obviously a weighty backing. The 
makers will be remembered as pioneers in improvements in the suspension, 
power raising and rapid shockless lowering qf fire curtains. 


The chief advance in the projection department is the greater attention 
paid by the architect to the engineer's requirements. The projection 
rooms of the latest kinemas are generally better proportioned and 
more satisfactorily ventilated than was dreamed of by the operator of a few 
years back, while the simplification of controls and the removal, so far as 
is possible, from the actual projection box of machinery and equipment, 
has greatly facilitated the work of the projectionist. 

A noticeable increase in the popularity of the H.I. lamp is evident, 
and the general movement of apparatus manufacturers is towards a greater 
standardisation of design. There have been few striking developments 
as regards projection, although both Kershaws and Ross are understood 
to be considering new mechanisms. 

One interesting innovation is the new arc control unit devised by Major 
C. Bell, and marketed by Major equipment, which caters for the require- 
ments of those who recognise the importance of simplified and efficient arc 
control. The unit, which permits of the remote operation of electrical 
circuits, can be placed in any convenient part of the theatre and comprises 
electrically operated contactors, fuses, paralleling switches and resistances, 
all mounted as an integral part of the resistance rack. The control unit is 
small and is mounted at the rear of the projector. 

A new type of change-over invented by J. W. Stanford, formerly chief 
projectionist at the Astoria, Kinsbury Park, will perform automatically 
every part of the change-over operation. J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., is handling 
the device. Another system is the " Easifit " change-over, which performs 
the operation instantaneously at a movement of the control handle. The 
fitment, with the projector head on the lamphouse cone, eliminates interference 
with the dowser or the casing of the mechanism at the rear of the projector 

Kalee. — Kershaws have continued to make much progress during 1932 
with their latest rear-shutter " Kalee " Model No. 8 Projector, which has 
been so verv favourably received. In addition, there has been a great demand 
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requirements for large, medium and small kinemas alike. Both these 
" Kalee " products have, during the last year, come through with " flying 
colours " and are already well known to many users. 

The Kershaw projector has, by its enormous sales, proved its popularity 
and kept well up to its reputation during 1932. As many as 3,500 " Kalee " 
projectors have been manufactured and sold in just over two years. It 
can be purchased for a moderate figure fiom £69 18s., and can be supplied 
for cash or on deferred payments. The Kershaw Co. pay particular attention 
to service after purchase, and pride themselves in maintaining for their 
customers 100 per cent, projection efficiency. 

Frnemann. — The Ernemann II projector is unique in that it has no 
oiling points, the whole of the lubricating being carried out by means of an 
internal positive forced feed system. A built-in speedometer and protector 
fire preventative device is standard on all Ernemann models. The Erne- 
mann III machine, with small diameter rear shutter operating in film gate, 
also employs specially designed lenses with diameter of 100 mm., and pro- 
duces the highest light transmitting capacity. 

The Zeiss Artisol " 75 " high intensity mirror lamp, introduced into this 
country, the first complete built-in magnetic arc blower and a special patented 
relay automatic control. The illumination produced is rlaimed to be better 
than that produced by any mirror H.I. lamp even at double the amperage, 
and is installed on throws of 160 ft. to 170 ft. with the greatest success. 

Walturdaw's also handle a new portable sound projector, while further 
developments are promised for 1933 in projectors, lamps and equipment. 

Ross searchlight arc lamp, type " A," with 10-in. ellipsoidal mirror, 
for use with ordinary carbons and a current density of 20 to 35 amps., and 
for use with high intensity carbons 70 to 80 amps, (price £60) can now be 
fitted with automatic arc control at an extra cost of £'20 per lamp. The 
" Ross " new model, type " B " high intensity searchlight arc lamp with 
automatic arc control, price £90, has also been in request. Lately Ross has 
introduced the type " C " searchlight arc lamp with 8-in. ellipsoidal mirror 
in sheet steel lamphouse, for use with ordinary carbons and a current density 
up to 30 amps. This lamp, which costs £35, is intended for use in small 

The " Ross " F.C. mechanism can be supplied with rear shutter at an 
extra cost of £T0. This model is specially recommended for use with type 
" B " high intensity lamp. 

The " Ross " portable educational projector, educational and home 
model, mechanism, with blower, condenser, 500-watts, 110-vclts projection 
lamp with reflecting mirror, motor and speed-regulating resistance, and Ross 
D.P.L. lens, is priced at £90. 

Simplex. — No further radical changes are reported by J. Frank Brockliss, 
Ltd., in their Simplex projector. Having successfully established on the 
market their new rear shutter device and the new British Hall and Connolly 
high intensity arc lamp, they feel that they have for the time being, at any rate 
reached the highest peak of efficiency in projection equipment. 

They have, however, with their usual foresight, entered into the non- 
theatrical market and the International Projector Corporation have intro- 
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the Simplex-Acme, which will comfortably reproduce sound in balls capable 
of seating 1,000 people. 

The whole outfit is extremely compact and built with that precision for 
which the Simplex people are noted. The interesting part about the illuminant 
is that alternatively to having 1,000-watt incandescent lamp, the projector 
can be fitted with a 25-amp. carbon arc lamp which is very neatly housed in 
the same position as that occupied by the 1,000-watt lamp, thus ensuring 
professional screen brilliancy. 

Gaumont Eclipse. — The 1932 model incorporates the modern rear shutter 
and a distinctive masking system. During the year the Gaumont Companv 
has perfected a new high intensity mirror arc which is claimed to be equallv 
suitable for low intensity and especially for the new intermediate types of 
carbons. A distinctive feature is that the negative carbon is set at an angle 
of 45 deg., the negative thus projecting through the lower portion of the 
10-in. paralyptic mirror. Fine adjustment is possible and an automatic 
striking device is incorporated. The substantial lamphouse also embodies 
a periscope projecting the arc image on the wall of the projector box. 

There have been little changes in design in other standard makes of 
projectors, such as Kamm, in use, but during the year two new mechanisms 
have been put on the market in association with sound systems. 

The Imperial projector is one of these, which embodies sound head in 
the unit. Silent and smooth running is ensured by the special design cf 
the gears, which are totally enclosed and run in oil. All bearings are of phos- 
phor bronze and are automatically lubricated. It occupies the minimum 
of floor space and is evidently a high-class piece of precision workmanship. 

Anothe interesting newcomer is the Philips projector, which has been 
specially designed for use with the firm's sound system. These are mounted 
either as twin mechanisms on the single base, or individually mounted in the 
normal fashion. The German firm of Bauer is establishing an agency in this 

To those who remember the earlier method cf the British Acoustic 
Sound System and the projection arrangements at the Pavilion for "Hell's 
Angels " will be interested in the view of an American technician tliat the 
use of separate films for the projection. It is argued that the increased costs 
in production would be more than compensated for by greater flexibility 
in editorial handling, but, of course, the obvious disadvantage lines in the 
necessity of employing projection machines in duplicate. An alternative 
suggestion is the provision of an attachment which provides a take-up 
magazine for the picture and a feed magazine for sound, the latter being 
reproduced exactly as it would in the case of a single film. 


Attention continues to be paid to the danger of fire arising from the 
ignition of the film in the projector gate. A great deal of success has ac- 
companied the introduction by the Pyrene Co., Ltd., of an automatic fire 
extinguisher. The instant a fire occurs, it opetates the mechanism which 
releases an inert gas on to the film track. This action not only puts out the 
fire but simultaneously cuts off the arc and stops the motor. The apparatus 
is mounted on a pedestal stand at the side of the projector. 


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Patented film cooling blower equipments for keeping a current of cold 
air on the film have also been introduced by Walturdaw. " The blower equip- 
ment can be placed in any room adjacent to the box. The air is continually 
cleaned before reaching the projector gate. 

The waste and monetary loss occasioned by the carelessness and mal- 
treatment of films has exercised both renters and exhibitors, and at an 
S.M.P.E. meeting it was asked that there should be an establishment of 
standards dealing with various tensions and clearances. The suggestion 
that the C.EA., K.R.S., and the Projectionists Guild should co-operate has 
borne little fruit and the subject is being vigorously taken up in the New Year 
by the Ideal Kinema. 


The change over to shorter focus projection lenses has continued steadily 
throughout theyearand the projection requirements of the new films standard 
no doubt accelerated the demand for lenses. 

The demand for the comparatively short focus lenses will, without doubt 
lead to improvements in design and construction. One of the most popular 
constructions for projection lenses owes its popularity- to the fact that excep- 
tionally good definition is obtained whilst covering comparatively small 
angles, such as that formed by the average focal length lens in conjunction 
with standard film. 

It becomes a different problem, however, when a short focus lens is used 
as in rear projection, as the angle of good definition to be covered by the 
lens is considerably increased. In such cases, to obtain uniformly good 
definition throughout the projected picture a lens of more elaborate con- 
struction is used where the popular construction begins to fail. Now 
that lens makers are finding a demand for really short lenses, we find new 
and more adequate constructions are being offered, thus ensuring the same 
high standard of screen image as with longer focus lenses. 

Such well-known firms as Taylor, Taylor & Hobson, Ltd., have added 
to their range, so that there is no need for an exhibitor to sacrifice his quality 
even if using short focus lenses. 


Another development this year is the Variable Focus Pens. Owing to the 
difficulties of design and construction, the results obtained from previous 
models have left much to be desired. A new model, in which the previous 
defects are overcome, is the new Taylor-Hobson Variable Focus Lens, which 
ensures first rate definition throughout the zoom or change of foci, which 
covers the comprehensive range of 3 in. to 5J- in. Not only are magnascope 
effects available with this lens, but the exhibitor is also free to change his 
screen size at will by a mere turn of a lever, and would be free from worries 
of variations in " standards." 


Another new series of lenses are the Dallmeyer Super-Lite series of 
projection lenses, manufactured in focal lengths from 5 to 7 in. Two series 
are made, one retaining the standard diameter throughout the range, and 
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these new lenses is, of course, that they pass more light, an increase of 33 per 
cent, being actually exceeded in Kink: tests. Notwithstanding its large 
aperture, the definition of the new lens is fully equal to the older type. The 
fact that the back combination is not cemented is an advantage which will 
appeal to the user of modern arc lamps, the intense gate heat of which tends 
to discolour the lens. 


One of the mosti nteresting developments during the year is the employ- 
ment in studios of the Varo lens, to which reference was made in the last 
edition. The Varo lens has been produced by Bell & Howell in collaboration 
with Taylor, Taylor & Hobson, Ltd., and its mechanical construction permits 
the objective to remain in focus while varying the magnification ; the dia- 
phragm opening varies at the same time with the focal length, so that a 
constant value is maintained. Variation of focus is effected by means of a 
crank which moves all components and also the iris diaphragm. The focus 
is adjustable from 40 to 120 mm. at an aperture of/. 8. themaximum opening 
being //3.5, at which the focus is variable from 40 to 50 mm. 

Quite a recent introduction is Dallmeyer Super-Six Anastigmat Lens, 
which has anenormous aperture of//1.9, the angle being over 50 deg. These 
lenses are made in focal lengths from 1 in. for rear projection, and from 
li in. for taking. Shorter focal lengths can be mounted in special mounts 
for taking. 


Although we have now reached the stage where practically every kinema 
of importance is sound equipped, the figures quoted earlier in this article 
indicate that there is yet a considerable field for installations among the 
smaller halls and institutes, which owing to economic pressure have not yet 
been able to incur the expense of changing their silent equipments for sound. 
These halls are primarily interested in the smaller model equipment, and when 
times improve should provide a lucrative market for manufacturers. 

The arrival of Wide Range and High Fidelity recording already referred 
to has called for more care and attention on the part of the operator, also 
for greater attention to maintenance if the best results are to be achieved 
for these requirements. As a matter of fact, however, it is a striking com- 
mentary to the thoroughness of American design that notwithstanding the 
many advances made in sound technique, the earliest sets, except in a few 
details, are still fully up to date 

And this tribute must also be shared by British designers whose adapt- 
ability is proved by the many low-priced sets now available. These contain 
substantially similar refinements to those of the higher priced sets but, of 
course, simplified to within the low priced range. 


The improvement of amplifiers is most noticeable in the improved 
quality of reproduction now general. Incidentally, the exhibitor who has 
had installed a cheap installation would be wise to consider the question of his 
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suffers for periods of partial or complete silence is endangering his goodwill. 
Frequently the fault will be found to be due to an insufficient reserve of 
power in the main amplifier, which can easily be corrected by the installation 
of up-to-date apparatus. Several firms, such asM.P.A. Wireless (Ethatrope) 
and Partridge and Mee (Parmeko), Kric J. Lever (Trix) Ltd., cater especially 
for the exhibitor in this direction and a consultation with their experts will 
prove of untold benefit to the sound and the reputation of the hall. 

Brief descriptions of sound reproducing equipment are printed below. 


A. W.H. — All mains — sound-on-film for A.C. supply, £400 ; D.C. supply, 
£425 including non-sync, attachment. Converting sound-on-film equipment 
to operate in conjunction with existing amplifiers and speakers, £250. Portable 
sound-on-film equipment, including projector, with special concentrated 
incandescent lamp and non-sync, attachment, £300. Prices include wiring 
and run by A.W.H. experts for one week after installed. No extras. Reason- 
able hire purchase terms. (The A.W.H. Sound Reproducing Company, Ltd.) 

BRITISH ACOUSTIC FILMS. — A wide range of sound reproducers is 
offered by the Gaumont Company in the British Acoustic equipment, which 
ranges from the Senior theatre apparatus suitable for the largest super-kinema 
to a wonderfully compact portable equipment designed for use in lecture 
halls. A feature of the theatre model is the film smoothing device which, 
used in the sound head, comprising a serrated roller over which the film rides 
and on whose shaft is mounted a heavy flywheel, has for long proved itself 
efficient. Its high-grade amplifier of 45 watts undistorted output (in the 
4,000-seater model) is duplicated throughout. The Minor model and 
Type " C " light model are mechanically similar, but are made for smaller 
halls, seating 1,000 and 600 respectively. 

B. T.-H. — Handled by Sound Equipment, Ltd., the B.T.-H. range com- 
prises three groups according to the output required, (a) 10-watt undistorted 
output, suitable for halls seating up to 750, or cubic capacity of 100,000 cub. ft. 
Where logarithmic horns are used, the cubic capacity is raised to 130,000 cub. ft. 
(b) 20-watts undistorted output and are made up by the use of an additional 
10-watt amplifier run in parallel and supplying two additional speakers ; 
and (c) the Senior equipments with 40-watts undistorted output, 110-volt 
D.C. constant speed projector motors, but the rotary conversion gear is of 
the large type, with a driving motor suitable for the supply at the theatre 
in question, directly coupled to a 2J kw. 110-volt D.C. compound generator, 
and also a 750-watt, 10-volt exciter lamp generator. Electrically coupled 
to this conversion gear is a rotary converter, 1 10-volts D.C. to 1 10-volts A.C. 
for the amplifier. 

Prices range from (525 cash, or weekly payments of £4, to £875 cash, or 
weekly payments of £6 12s. Standard service charge is 30s. per week for 
groups a and b, and for Senior equipment £2 per week for first year, and 30s. 
per week for the remainder of a three-year contract. 

BRITISH TALKING PICTURES. -Sound head of driven type with an 
impedance roller arrangement used in conjunction with a curved gate en- 
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a sliding carriage which enables instantaneous replacement to be effected. 
A separate caesium photo-cell amplifier is supplied for each machine. In 
order to eliminate vibration, the photo-cells are mounted on brackets secured 
to the front wall of the projector box. The use of standard valves and photo- 
cells ensure reasonable maintenance costs. 

ELECTROCORD. — 1933 Sound-on-Film Equipment incorporates bloating 
Power Driven Sound Heads, by means of which the sound head has 
a resilient drive, which ensures elimination of all flutter and waver, 
and also completely isolates all shocks transmitted by projector vibrations. 
Sound head is chain driven from the projector, and can be adapted to any 
make. The pre-stage amplifier is incorporated as an integral part of each 
sound head. Main amplifiers are supplied either single or dual, of any output 
to suit individual circumstances. B.R.V.M.A. valves used. A special design 
control panel includes all necessary controls for both projectors. Theatre 
speaker of the dynamic moving coil type, mains energised. Monitor speaker 
of the permanent magnet moving coii type. A mains eliminator is supplied 
for both H.T. and L.T. current. No batteries or generators of any description 
are employed. The whole equipment is all electric, designed to operate on 
A.C. 200/250 v., 40/60 c. A special equipment can be supplied for operation 
on D.C. mains. Adaptation of existing disc equipments, from ^195. Price, 
{,325, wired, installed, ready for opening. Hire purchase arranged. No 
compulsory service charges. Also Transportable Sound-on-Film Projector 
and Equipment, to take standard film, complete with main amplifier and loud- 
speaker cabinet. All mains operated for all voltages from 100/250 v. A.C. 
or D.C. Can be used on ordinary house circuits without special installation, 
and the whole equipment covers the provisions of Part 2 of the Cinematograph 
Act, 1909/1920. Price for complete equipment, {'250 Hire purchase terms 
accepted. (Flectrocord, Ltd.). 


A feature of the range of reproducers put out by this firm, which caters 
for houses of all capacities, is the special equipment specially designed to 
cater for the requirements of halls up to 1,000 capacity. The F.I. permanent 
magnet exponential horn type loudspeaker is embodied on this equipment, 
a new and slightly smaller model having been developed for the purpose. 
The sound-head is almost identically the same as that which is used on the 
large equipment, the double exciter lamp fitting and all the other essential 
features being retained. The sound sprocket is driven through a spring- 
suspended flywheel system. The pre-stage amplifier contains a special 
device to prevent damage to the photo-electric cell in case of excess mains 
voltage, breakdown of valves, etc. Both the pre-stage amplifiers and the 
main amplifier are built in unit form and housed in a containing cabinet. 
The main amplifier is mounted in one of the bases below the lamphouse. 
This greatly simplifies the wiring to be done in the theatre and makes the 
work of installation both simple and rapid. The selling price is ^525, which 
includes two new mechanisms, wiring and installation. The company also 
exhibited standard equipment for use in larger halls and with sound-on disc. 

KAMM. — Sound-on-Film. The complete equipment, including projectois, 
is manufactured entirely at their works, and the sound head and special 


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devices embodied to ensure perfect speed regulation form an integral part 
of their machine. The all-mains ampifier supplied, of Kamm's design, will] 
give 15 watts undistorted output, which is ample for the usual small ball. 
Larger amplifiers to special requirements. The complete apparatus, including 
two projectors, £580, installed. Same equipment can be supplied on hire 
maintenance for £4 10s. per week, including maintenance and all service 
charges. (Kamm & Co., Ltd.) 

LONDON ELECTRIC. — One of the chief claims of this system is its 
simplicity of operation. The sound head is of driven type and can be fitted 
to any mechanism. A heavy damped flywheel eliminates any waver and 
ensures constant speed. A friction sprocket with an adjustable spring 
tension further steadies the film. A special feature is the curved sound-gate 
which prevents film buckle. The light aperture slit departs from orthodox 
methods and is located in the photo-cell holder. The amplifier is a specially 
constructed job, duplicated throughout, and having a pair of L.S.6.A.'s 
for output, with a dissipation of 50 watts. The set is all-mains operated, 
except for the exciting lamps, the supply for which is steadied by floating 
batteries across the output from a small convertor. 

Prices £475 full theatre equipment. £245 full talkie equipment. Sound 
heads £102 per pair. 

MARSHALL. — The Marshall balanced unit sound head is a solid 
engineering job. The pre-focused optical system may be removed and 
replaced in two minutes without disturbing the scanning beam. The head is 
fitted with dual lamp exciter housings, allowing instant change of lamps 
in case of a burn-out. The double channel sound on film equipment has been 
redesigned. The frequency response of the amplifier, tested on an oscillator 
circuit of constant input, shows a level response between frequencies of 50 
to 8,000 cycles. The single-channel machine for seating capacity up to 400 
is £275. The double channel machine for seating capacity up to 750 is £375. 
There is also a super model for seating capacity up to 2,500. 

MIHALY. — Adaptable to any standard projector, the Mihaly system 
is claimed to be essentially simple in operation. The optical system is en- 
cased in a sturdy metal tube carrying at the rear end a pair of ball-bearing 
rollers, which the film traverses instead cf going direct to the bottom sprocket. 
The exciter lamp is mounted to the rear of the tube, and a separate pre- 
focused exciter lamp is provided for instantaneous change-over. The 
light is focused on to the sound track — the resultant light-fluctuations 
reaching a prism which is placed immediately behind the film. This prism 
deflects the rays along the inside of the tube via a projection lens and a 
further prism to the point where the photo-cell is situated. 

MORRISON. — Is now supplied in four models. The all-mains G model for 
theatres up to 2,500 seats has been considerably improved and is new listed 
at £400. The F 65, which has proved so successful for the 1,000-seater, has 
not been radically altered and is priced at £325, and the F 4 at £260 and 
designed for halls not exceeding 750 seats. A new model, U 65, has been 
added to this range for the 3-400 seater, which costs £220 wired and installed. 
This uses F 65 amplifier but with smaller power bank, to give eight speech 
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only 3 ft. of space behind the screen. It is mounted on pedestal base. There 
has been a great demand for the F 65 model both in this country and abroad. 
The equipment includes Traxtit horn curve, 5-in. diaphragm unit, 16 special 
watts output, double sprocket head, fitted Westinghouse metal rectifier, 
and accumulators. Morrisons have purchased the stock of the S. G. Brown 
equipment and is now prepared to give full service to users of this equipment. 

PHILIPS' INDUSTRIAL. — The principal feature of this Sound-on-Film 
equipment is its revolutionary though extremely compact design, and conse- 
quent reduced installation costs and simplification of operation. The whole 
amplifiers are contained in the base mounting the projector (s). The sound 
base can be adapted to all standard projectors and is also supplied with 
double projectors. In the latter case, two Philips' projectors are mounted 
on the amplifier base, which contains a double channel, 25 or 50 watt amplifier. 
When both amplifiers are operated together, the undistorted output is approxi- 
mately 18 and 33 watts respectively. All controls are conveniently arranged. 
An arc rectifier, when required, can be supplied for use in the projector room. 
This practice does not contravene existing regulations. Is made in major 
and minor models and is sold outright or on hire-purchase terms. £2 is 
charged for a monthly inspection visit. 

Philips also make an efficient portable projector for standard films. 
Is efficient in use for theatres up to 300 capacity. (PhiUj s Industrial.) 

PICTURETONE — There are two Picturetone models : (1) " Standard " 
model, suitable for kinemas of up to 3,000 seating capacity, price £495 ; 
(2) " Minor " model, suitable for kinemas of up to 800 seating capacity, 
price £298. Both models are all-mains with rigid drive; the " Standard " 
having independent drive to sound-head and projector ; the " Minor " 
having rigid drive to sound-head and chain drive from sound-head to mute- 
head. The motor base is separate from the projector pedestal in both models, 
ensuring freedom from vibration. Three-stage amplification is employed 
in both models — 16 watt (undistorted output) main amplifier is supplied with 
the " Standard " equipment, and an 8- watt output main amplifier with the 
"Minor" equipment, giving ample volume without over-loading 
Exponential horn and unit loud-speaker supplied with both models. 

RCA PHOTOPHONE. — The RCA range now consists of four sets — the 
Small (£515), the Standard (£750;, the Large (£1,500) and the Super Theatre 
(£2,300) equipments. They are suitable for houses seating under 500, from 
500 to 1,000, from 1,000 to 2,000, and anything over 2,000 respectively. 
The RCA equipment is claimed to be unique in that it is all-mains driven 
and no batteries whatever are employed. Every set is especially designed to 
reproduce the new " noiseless " recording. Every exhibitor can exercise 
his option to purchase his equipment, upon the completion of his payments, 
for £40, and then disccntinue the regular service charge. After which he can 
requisition service on a time, material and transport basis only. 

The RCA portable all-mains reproducer is intended for use in rooms up 
to 12,000 cub. ft. capacity, and projects an 8 ft. by 6 ft. picture even at a 
distance of 75 ft. A directional baffle enables its use in the open air or in 
rooms having a cubic capacity up to 75,000 ft. Four handy carrying cases 
in the case of the single unit (£350), five for the double unit (£350), ensure the 
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WESTERN ELECTRIC. — Sound with Film and/or Disc. The five dis- 
tinct models of this equipment are designed for operation in halls of 1,000 to 
3,000 capacities. The two smaller models, 3A and 4U are for reproduction for 
Film only for 1,000 seater halls while the 3SX (2,000), 2SX (3,000) and IS (over 
3,000) are supplied for both film and disc reproduction. Prices range from £785 
(A.C.) in the small sets with weekly service rental of £2 10s., to £3,440 (F& D) 
with a service charge of £4 15s. in the case of the larger size equipment. De- 
ferred payment over one, two, or three years are available in addition to net 
cash terms while installations can also be made on the basis of a percentage of 
gross receipts. 

Three types of all-mains portable apparatus are included in the Western 
Electric product. The " Holmes " and " 202 " models are for use with 
standard stock sound on film ; Hand projection 16 mm. film with disc repro- 

Western Electric also market additional equipment including non-syn- 
chronised attachment managers' and organists' announcing system's and have 
also perfected a series of systems involving the use of amplification for stage 
shows, etc., and the relaying of music to distant parts of the theatre. 

The Apse portable sound projector, which is handled by E. A. Langrish, 
has proved extremely successful for projection purposes at works, educational 
institutions or for technical use. It is entirely British made and sells at 
£275 complete, the whole outfit weighing only 300 pounds. It will project 
pictures up to 75 ft. The mechanism is made by Kershaws and the cordinated 
sound and sight equipment is a model of accessible and compact layout. 

A transportable talkie apparatus is also made by W.E., B.T.H., British 
Acoustic, Morrison, R.C.A. and other of the principal makers of sound 


Constant progress and research are necessary for carbon manufacturers 
in order to conform with the illumination requirements of the modern pro- 
jectionist and the studio worker. The past year has therefore been one of 
exceptional activity in this direction. The increasingly general use of the 
high intensity lamp has called for special carbons of small diameter carrying 
currents which, a few years ago, would have been considered impossible. 

Conradty carbons, an old-established product which is now handled 
over here by A. J. Clarke and W. Littlejohn, have paid special attention to 
these needs, and for every form of arc projector there is a Conradty carbon. 
For studio purposes they have evolved a carbon which will burn without 
any flicker or hiss. Special panchromatic brands are available, together 
with high intensity white Hame. During 1932 a new type of negative has 
been developed which gives remarkable results as regards steadiness of 
burning and freedom from sound. 

Considerable developments are also reported from the Genera] Electric 
Company, whose Kinarko carbons are a well-known British brand. 

According to G. E. Heathand R. N. Parkinson, of Henrion, their company 
has proved very successful with their new 13.6 mm. and 1 1 mm. coppered and 
nickelled combination which supports from 150 to 180 amps. Previously 
a 16 mm. positive and a 12 mm. negative was essential for such high amperage. 
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negative for 135-155 amps, has proved popular. The Mirrorlux, which gives 
high intensity effect in low intensity lamps, is also becoming widely known. 

Since 1872 the name of Siemens has been associated with high-grade 
carbons. In the Siemens-Plania mirror arc series, several alternatives are 
offered to suit varying conditions of users. The S.A., Bio and high brilliancy 
brands for D.C. lamps and the snow-white carbon for A.C. lamps are well 
known. Steadiness of light and the maximum screen illumination are 
claimed to be the features of the high intensity range, which include the silver- 
white uncoppered positive. Copper contact negatives have been on the 
market for a considerable period. With the introduction of new 75 amp. 
H.I. lamps the Siemens Plania No. 191, copper-coated carbons soon established 
themselves. Then there are also a wide range of requirements met by Charles 
Neven's organisation in stage, arc and studio carbons. 

The past year has been one of great success for Ship's British-made 
carbons. The Ship high intensity product is now in widespread demand, 
and there has been an increasing and consistent demand for the Hilo carbon 
which was introduced last year. This range of completely new high and 
low intensity carbons proved one of the most striking innovations of the 
vear. These new carbons bear the trade marks of Hilux for high intensity, 
Hilo for the already well-known brand, and Luxo for low intensity. 

So marked has been the demand for these and the other brands of carbon 
specially designed for projection, stage and studio work, that Charles H. 
Champion, Ltd., have had to extend their already large factory and plant 
at Chadwell Heath in order to cope with the demand both in this country 
and overseas. A nine-acre site was secured early in the year and a new 
research laboratory, the best equipped of its kind in the world, is already 
in being, and in general, the output capacity of the entire plant has been 
doubled. One unique feature of the new factory will be the testing depart- 
ment where it will be possible to test carbons under actual service conditions 
and in any make of lamp. It is the intention of Mr. Champion in this won- 
derfully equipped laboratory to provide a close degree of co-operation with 
technicians in all branches of the trade who use carbons or who design 
apparatus in which to use them. 

Incidentally it should be mentioned that the export of British-made 
carbons for the first six months of 1932 shows an increase of 588.2 per cent, 
over the figures of 1930, while the value rose from ^5,187 to ^14,992. 


Constant research into the problem of screen illumination has been 
going on, but although several new developments are reported from America, 
the average British exhibitor still largely relies upon the perforated screen 
principle. There are many firms specialising in this department, Bulman 
Jupiter, Perforated Front Projection Screen Co., Pinolite, Andrews Smith 
Harkness, Ltd., Superlite Cinema Screen Co., Ltd., and, of course, all accessory 
firms. In America screens of embossed material coated with ordinary white 
pigments have been introduced, the theory being to obtain more uniform 
light distribution. A new screen has a combination surface (on a fabric base) 
which has minute diffusing and metallic areas. Another screen is made of 
small glass beads, the base of which is porous enough for sound transmission. 

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The problem of conforming with the precautionary measures laid down 
for a separate secondary lighting system has been intensified by the coming 
of the grid system linking electrical supplies. In the London area the attitude 
of the L.C.C. has been the subject of many conferences between the L.C.C. 
and the exhibitors' organisation. Originally the intention was to insist that 
the secondary lighting should be from within the theatre, thereby superseding 
gas, whether as an illuminant or as the motive power for generators, but the 
latest regulation merely lays it down that the secondary lighting shall be 
supplied from a separate source, independent of the main source of supply 
for general lighting. It is, however, directed that wherever an association of 
interests brings two supplying units together some other form of supply 
must be employed. 

Alternatively the supply may be from a generating plant, from a 
storage plant on the premises or gas or oil or candle lamps. 

The advantages of a separate prime mover for generating equipment 
have already been dealt with earlier in this article, but too much emphasis 
cannot be laid upon the advantages of the installation of an electrical generat- 
ing set operated by an independent prime mover. 

In the West End of London the L.C.C. have approved the special 
" Theatre main " of the Charing Cross Supply Company as an independent 
system, and if it is not practicable to connect with it, it will be necessary to put 
down a generating plant on the premises, or instal a storage battery. 

The method which is being most generally adopted is to instal a battery 
coupled permanently in parallel with a motor generator. 


Many exhibitois have adopted the use of the storage battery, the several 
installations of which have been accompanied by the most satisfactory opera- 
tion, the charging currents remaining constant, notwithstanding the variations 
of the load current. 

The storage battery not only enables the juice to be supplied without 
the necessity of running the engine during entertainment hours, but it 
provides current for a host of minor requirements without having to run the 
engine wastefully or to meet much smaller loads. Nowadays there are several 
reliable systems of emergency lighting such as Keepalite, G.E.C., etc., and 
the control is such that they come into circuit automatically and instan- 
taneously and return back again to normal when the current is restored. 
An advantage of these systems is that a minimum of attention is required. 


With the decision to make A C. the standard of electrical supply, ex- 
hibitors were faced with the question of installing fresh equipment to convert 
A.C. to D.C. for arc supply. The loss of efficiency in the M.G. has led ex- 
hibitors to be interested in the commutating rectifier, the efficiency of which 
is very high, and in the mercury rectifier, which is now very popular, par- 
ticularly in large theatres. It is specially efficient for H.I. arcs, while for 
arcs fitted with magnetic controls it has been found to be even better than 
D.C. Possessing no moving parts other than the fan, it requires practically 
no maintenance. It is compact and, moreover, will withstand very heavy 
overloads without damage for short periods. Many kinema installations of 





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Installed in all Leading Cinemas 

and as used in public supply substations. 

(aver 200.000 kw. in service). 






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this rectifying equipment have been put in by Hewettic and the Electrical 
Equipment and Carbon Co., Ltd. An instance of the economy in current with 
the use of this type of equipment comes from one theatre where the arcs, 
formerly run off a pair of M.G.'s connected in parallel, now consume about 
110 amps. each. Although the arc current has been consumed from about 
90 amps., the rectifier actually shows a weekly saving of about 80 units. 


One of the major factors in establishing the kinema as the predominant 
entertainment of the masses has been the luxury of the appointments and the 
comfort of the furnishings combined with the low price of admission. For a 
sixpenny seat upwards the patron is given an entertainment lasting anything 
between three and four hours amid surroundings which are the very latest 
word in elegance and ease, and to his well-being is directed a service which 
cannot be excelled even in the largest hotels. 

The adherence by exhibitors to the principle of inducing a de luxe atmo- 
sphere in every one of the trades patrons is being followed by the builders of 
every modern theatre. Experience has taught the trade that even in the 
poorest and most unpromising distiicts the establishment of a kinema on these 
lines is almost invariably a commercial proposition. The great cost of 
building and furnishing, the incidence of taxation and the problem of film 
line, all affect the preliminary estimates of the ultimate success or otherwise 
of the venture, and consequently it is generally conceded that only large- 
capacity theatres from 2,000 seats upwards can show an adequate return for 
capital expenditure with low admission prices. 

For this reason alone, the question of furnishing must be given careful 
consideration. Steps should not be taken without consultation with the 
leading firms of the trade who are always prepared to arrive with specialist 
advice, designs and estimates. The consideration of furnishings should not 
be relegated to the time when the shell of the building is ready, but should 
be dealt with in the preliminary estimates, and if possible a sufficient sum 
earmarked for the provisionof furnishings which will give satisfactory service. 

Carpets, of course, are the best material to use for floor coverings, primarily 
because of the sense of well-being they impart and also because of its definite 
acoustic advantages, but in poorer districts even the best quality carpets 
cannot be expected to stand up to the exceptional hard wear, and the question 
of rubber floorings and runners in these circumstances must not be ignored. 
In the vestibules rubber covering is recommended owing to its tremendous 
wear-resisting qualities. 

The general choice of hangings and particularly the furnishings of the 
proscenium should be carefully regarded. A mohair is suggested for the front 
tabs or, more economical, a prepared velour will give some admirable effects. 
There are numerous materials suitable for screen tabs and other draperies. 


It is, however, in connection with seating that the patron will be most 
concerned, and the attention paid to this feature and the money expended, 
if wisely spent, will be well invested. The comfort of the patron is of the 
first importance, and here it is suggested that no attempt be made to limit 
the actual amount of floor space available per seat. The normal comfort of 
the patron is determined by the width, depth and, most important, the 
rake of the chair. Given these factors satisfactorily adjusted, the next 
problem is the springing of the seat, in which, again, the exhibitor must be 
guided by the circumstances. Nowadays the better-class chairs have a 
properly upholstered seat-top with a roll edge, etc. In some cases, where 
expense is not considered, the seat springs are superceded by sponge rubber 
which already is in fairly general use for arm pads. There is a variety of 
coverings, mohairs, velvets, moquettes, etc., which should be selected to 
harmonise with the general decorative scheme. British Furtex, Pile Fabric 
Manufacturing Co., Cray and Simpson, and Listers are well-known in this 



The estimated number of tleaf or hard of hearing 
people in the British Isles is 4,000,000. 

The advent of the Talkies has lost this huge 
clientelle to the Cinema. 

Instal the Acousticon Amplifying 

system and the deaf patrons will again 
attend for they will be able to hear and 
enjoy the sound as well as 
those with normal hearing. 

The installation will quickly 
pay for itself. 

When purchasing his 
Ticket the patron asks 
lor an Acousticon Seat- 

I he attendant hands an 
instruction leaflet to the 


The attendant inserts 
the plus in the arm of 
the seat. 


The patron regulates the 
volume to suit the degree 
of deafness by a cleverly 
devised volume control. 

The System is Guaranteed. 
It does not interfere with the Talkie Equipment 

The patron places the . i • 1 i 

receiver to the ear note and is entirely independent. 

the convenient length 











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is undoubtedly the finest Cinema aid 
ever offered. 

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It is simple to operate, reliable, and 
provides a source of revenue which 
has been lost to most theatres. 

You can purchase outright or obtain 
the Acousticon System on Hire Main- 
tenance terms. 

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Remember — where the deaf go their 
friends go also. 

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Another point which should not be overlooked is the strength of the 
standards. Special attention is being paid to this subject. A novelty among 
kinema chairs has recently been put on the market by Friese-Greene and 
Nicholson in the form of a tubular kinema seat. Another interesting new- 
comer is W. Lusty and Sons, Ltd., whose theatre-seat department has been 
kept busy this year. Incidentally mention should be made of the change of 
name of George Pixton and Co., Ltd., the widely known theatre furnishers, 
to the more comprehensive title of " Pixtons." 


The Trade furnishing firms have kept fully abreast of the modern demand 
for the utmost luxury allied to durability and economy, and much of the 
progress rendered in furnishing is due to their enterprise. Notwithstanding 
the economic pressure a very satisfactory year is reported by such firms as 
Beck and Windibank, Hampton's, Maples, Lazarus, Langrish, Lockwood, 
Pixtons, Turner, Theatre Equipment, Whittaker, to name but a few who 
have had important contracts to their credit. 

The increasing luxury of the present-day theatre has necessitated adequate 
cleaning equipment, and nowadays no theatre can be hygienically cleansed 
without the installation of a vacuum cleaner system such as supplied by 
Sturtevant, Foxwell, etc. Rubber is, of course, easily cleansed with soap 
and water, and where circumstances require, the use of the " Sw r eep- 
clene " mixture on various kinds of flooring and coverings has been found 
satisfactory. Among the refinements being installed are earphones for deaf 
patrons. In many kinemas anything up to twenty seats are equipped with 
such sets as Ossicaide Acousticon, etc. 


The art of presentation, which suffered a temporary eclipse in the early 
days of the talkies, has now been revived, and is being practised to an even 
greater degree than formerly. Stage spectacles are becoming increasingly 
elaborate, and there is every evidence of this important complement to the film 
show being given increasing consideration. 

The presentation of the orchestra affords to the exhibitor a supple- 
mentary entertainment full of possibilities. The previously accepted practice 
of staging it in a blaze of light is coming to be rightly regarded as not 
artistic, and exhibitors are casting about and are successful in their efforts 
for something a great deal more subtle. The lighting equipment now avail- 
able at comparatively economic cost is being intelligently and fully utilised 
in the majority of cases, and we are acquiring an increasing sense of stage- 
craft. The use of screens, of stage drapings, of simple geometric sets, and of 
optical lighting, now provides the bases for many really attractive presentations. 

A curious phenomenon in this renewed enthusiasm for presentation is 
that it has not been generally accompanied by a return of the theatre 
orchestra, although in some theatres, notably the most recent super houses, 
a permanent orchestra is one of the attractions. In its place there is a 
tendency to employ a dance band which provides a complete scena, together 
with a series of turns. 

In the majority of theatres, however, exhibitors rely upon their kinema 
organs, which, in the hands of an expert player, have been found an entirely 
efficient substitute for the more or less indifferent resident or visiting orchestra. 



Many thousands of deaf people in this country are unable to hear the talkies. The installation 
quickly and easily pays for itself. Nearly 100 Cinemas in England alone already equipped. 
Write for full particulars to — 

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short perhaps of the spectacle inherent in the stage presentation of the band. 
Even in this latter direction, the organ builder is challenging the orchestra 
by producing the illuminated console. In these models, the earliest of which 
was introduced by Comptons last autumn, the side panels and the top are of 
glass, which is illuminated. Colour effects are under the control of the organist 
himself. A similarly designed organ has just been installed by Hill and Son, 
Norman and Beard, at the Elephant and Castle Theatre. The demand for 
kinema organs has been remarkable during the past year, a great deal of 
business being reported by the major firms, such as Christie, Compton and 
Wurlitzer. Indeed, the requirement of the trade in this direction has caused 
the Compton Company further to enlarge its Willesden factory, which was 
only completed two years ago. Incidentally, it should be remarked that 
this firm supplied the B.B.C. instrument at Broadcasting House. 

The importance of the organ, both as a solo instrument and in accom- 
panying variety acts, is now fully appreciated, but it has been left to Sidney 
Bernstein, the well-known exhibitor, to recognise it to the extent of appoint- 
ing, in Harold Ramsay, a qualified organist to appoint and control the 
organists on an important circuit. 

One feature of presentation which became very popular was the reproduc- 
tion of gramophone records in conjunction with the playing of an orchestra or 
the organ. In many cases where no such facilities existed exhibitors employed 
the non-synrecord in the interlude, the stage meanwhile being used for 
an atmospheric setting, in which lighting and simple sets are artistically com- 
bined. Consequently it came as a shock to many showmen when, early in 
the autumn, the gramophone disc companies decided completely to ban the 
public use of their records, on the grounds that such use infringed their patent 
rights, notwithstanding the holding of a P.R.S. licence. At the time of writ- 
ing, the ban is still insisted upon, although, acting under the advice of the 
C.E.A., who have offered to fight a test action, exhibitors generally do not 
appear to have relinquished the use of records. 

Academic interest attached to the demonstration given in October at 
the Finsbury Park Astoria of colour music. The idea behind Major A. B. 
Klein's colour organ is that music — played by the organ — should be accom- 
panied with a composition of coloured fight on the screen, contiolled by an 
operator at a colour keyboard. The idea is not exactly a new one, as it has 
been previously experimented with more or less successfully both in this 
country and in America. 


Probably the most significant occurrence of the year was the inaugura- 
tion of the new Gaumont-British studios at Shepherd's Bush, which provide 
facilities for studio work which are second to none in the world. Built at 
a cost of £250,000 on the site of the actual 1914 building of the original 
Gaumont company, the new studios were opened in July by Isidore Ostrer. 

The available floor space of the new studio blocks is over 80,000 ft. — 
almost two acres — and in addition there is another block to house further 
studios, executives, workshops, etc. There are five large studios, the largest 
of which (No. 4) is 85 ft. wide and 136 ft. long. Each is provided with the 
fullest service accommodation. The overhead lighting is suspended from 
trollies on a system of runways, enabling lamps to be concentrated or banked 
as desired. Galleries at two heights facilitate the direction and placing of 
the lighting. 

The electrical equipment consists of two 1,500 k.v.a. transformers, 
tour 125 kw. and two 250 kw. output motor generators. These supply D.C. 
for the studio illumination, giving 110 volts, nearly 10,000 amps., at normal 
rating, but capable of supplying 15,000 amps, if necessary, for a short period. 
The British Acoustic Films system of sound reproduction is installed. In 
addition to the space already mentioned, a building adjoining houses the 
film-printing place which handles over 2,000,000 ft. of film a week. 

Earlier in the year a new studio was established at Shepperton. Under 

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the title of Sound City, the new company was formed out of Flicker Productions 
and a strong unit has been assembled under N.W. London, the managing 

With the exception of Sound City, none of the many ambitious plans 
for studios mentioned last year has fructified. At the moment of writing 
several schemes are in the air, including proposals to build at Watford and 
at Stanmore, but little progress has taken place beyond the preliminaries. 
The Henry Edward's studio at Teddington is held on long lease by Warner- 
First National productions, and the demands on studio space at Beaconsfield 
have necessitated considerable extensions. Improvements are also reported 
from the Stoll studios at Cricklewood, where the excellence of the Visatone 
recording has been a feature of the films produced there, and Archibald 
Nettlefold and Basil Dean, on their recent return from America, announced 
important developments at the Walton and Ealing studios respectively. 
The British and Dominions studios at Boreham Wood, where W.E. noiseless 
recording is installed, have also been enlarged. The B.I. P. studios, where 
recording is now on the Ampbiphone, have also been fully employed during 
the year. 

The production side of the industry has been receiving the attention 
of the Federation of British Industries and the T.U.C. who, after joint meet- 
ings, sent a deputation to the Board of Trade which, among other suggestions, 
intended to aid the development of British production, urged that the re- 
triction in the Films Act of 1927 of Scenarists to British nationality should 
be removed. There is, however, little hope of any immediate amendment to 
the Act. 

Cecil M. Hepworth, the pioneer British producer, is controlling the 
Walton Photographic Company, which is now closely associated with the 
Standard Kine. Laboratories. The new Walton laboratories at Hampton 
Hill are equipped to deal with all branches of " still " work, particularly 
enlargements from actual film. 

Isolated Generating Set on Cinema Roof. 


Isolated foundations designed 
for all types of machinery. 

Latest Theatres, Cinemas, 
Hotels and Public Buildings 
are fitted with our system 
of isolation. 


Write for full particulars : — 

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The Cricklewood factory has been working overtime all the autumn on 
orders for the Vinten camera, and it will be several months before present 
demands are fulfilled. One of the camera's best selling points is the distinctly 
improved photography created by the absence of vibration. This steadiness 
gives a new crispness to negatives most noticeable when shown with others 
during morning " rushes." The latest silent gyroscopic tripod enables the 
camera to be used without blimp in open air. It is not friction but 
toothless gearing of a totally new kind. The drive of the latest Vinten 
camera, with the optical and electrical sections are substantially the same 
as Model No. 1, no improvements having been found possible. The cameras 
are being used in conjunction with almost every system of recording, in- 
cluding a Tanar portable which has been giving great satisfaction abroad. 
New designs and patents for the Vinten establishment include lens mounts, 
an A.C. 3-phase, silent synchronous camera motor to run on studio mains. 

The main features of the Debrie Super Parvo camera are that it is ultra 
silenced and requires no blimp. It accommodates the two 1,000-ft. magazines 
inside the camera and, side by side, thus forming a very compact dimension. 
The synchronous motor is also enclosed within the mechanism and is readily 
interchangeable with motors of different voltage and periodicity. The 
camera retains all the advantages of the Parvo type, such as direct focusing 
on ground glass, register pins and the intermittent pressure pad. The lenses 
are mounted with the Parvo Standard mounts. Two distinct types of tripods 
are provided ; either the compensated friction head tripod with quickly 
adjustable legs, or the light chariot tripod on rollers with the special com- 
pensated friction head. The price of a complete equipment, in the British 
Isles, calculated at the present rate of exchange (84) is approximately £900, 
and varies according to additional lenses and accessories required. 

The Devry 35 mm. camera is handled by J. H. Dallmeyer, Ltd. It holds 
100 ft., and is of metal throughout, and weighs 9 lb. There are three view- 
finders — Direct on film, direct vision eye level, and brilliant finder, waist 
level. One wind of the spring motor runs 55 ft. film. The standard equip- 
ment is 2-in. f/3.5 Dallmeyer Dalmac anastigmat lens focusing mount. 


Ambiphone. — A variable area system employed at B.I. P. studios, 
Elstree, is spread over eight stages, the microphones being connected through 
auxiliary amplifiers tc a fader unit and main amplifier located in a booth 
overlooking the stage. Here normal mixing and over all levels are controlled, 
and the output of the main amplifiers is transmitted to a central recording 
room via a switchboard to the recording machines. The amplifiers have a 
straight characteristic up to 8,000 cycles, while the vibrators have a resonant 
point up to between ten and twelve thousand p.p.s., a special robust stringing 
being used. The re-recording channels are so arranged as to give a flat 
response up to 9,000 cycles. The main amplifiers give facilities for mixing 
four separate channels, while the main control is on a lower panel. The 
necessary feed meters, voltmeters and modulation meters are all mounted to 
give ease of supervision and monitoring is maintained by means of a loud 
speaker, the amplifier of which is at the bottom of the rack. 

A.W.H. -This is a variable density system designed by the A.W.H. 
(Mobile) Recording Co., Ltd., and is a mobile unit made in portable form 
The equipment is assembled in a van with M.G.s for supply driving motors 
A.C. (sound and mute), all controlled by master switches. Condenser-type 
microphones are employed. Recording lamp life exceeds a 100 hours, and 
it is specially made to suit the A.W.H. camera, and is mounted with a lens 
system of A.W.H. design. Mixing input for four microphones. There is 
no royalty on use, and the equipment may be either hired or purchased. 

Asdic. — A variable density system employed at the Asdic Studios. 
It is unique in that it has a system of optical amplification which thus obviates 

Equipment and Technique in 1932. 235 

a great deal of apparatus and electrical amplification is reduced to a minimum. 
Three stages only are used, and from the microphone to the film the response 
to all audible frequencies is a perfectly straight line. Maximum modulation 
is constant. A mixing panel is provided to accommodate the number of 
input circuits, three being usually considered sufficient. 

British Screen Service. — A variable area system adopted by Winads, 
Ltd., which will reproduce perfectly straight for 40 cycles to 9,500 
cycles. An advantage claimed for the process is that only .5 of one-half watt 
is required at the exciter lamp to give the required illumination. The principle 
used for recording is the oscillograph method which has been so correctly 
tuned and designed that while it is capable of reproducing so wide a range of 
frequencies, it is practically insensible to rough handling. Owing to the 
absence of halation, much less care is required in the general printing and 
processing from the British Screen Service track. The studio equipment 
is transportable and is easily packed. The system is used in the studios for 
post-synchronisation, and no royalties are charged. 

The Mobile recording equipment is of a similar design, but is capable of 
recording in a straight fine on frequencies from 40 to 9,500 cycles. It is 
fully equipped with Vinten's cameras. It is quite compact, a light-weight 
car, and capable of being taken anywhere. 

Edison Bell. — A variable area system employed by Ambassador 
Film Distributors, Ltd., at their studio at Trefoile House, Manette Street, 
W.l. There is no royalty charge. The system is not in portable form, but 
can be hired for post-recording at a very moderate price. The company 
is also equipped for making records. 

Fidelytone — Is claimed to combine the advantages of both variable 
area and variable density, whilst at the same time reducing the disadvantages 
of each. The recording is made quite independently of any mechanical 
movement, and is obtained from the image of a gas discharge. It incor- 
porates the use of the company's " Oscillite " recording tube, which is said 
to be the only variable area recording device possessing no inertia. It has 
also made it possible to abolish background noise by a method which is 
purely electrical. The company's equipment is installed at the Worton 
Hall Studios, Isleworth, and arrangements can be made for the hire of the 
studios, equipment and grounds. Mobile recording equipments installed 
in a two-ton van are available at a cost of £2,500, f.o.b. works. 

There are no royalty charges. Any producer using the Fidelytone system 
is free to deal with the finished production without any consideration of 
royalties to be charged for sale throughout the world. 

RCA Pbotophone. — Variable area system, the latest development 
of which is known as " High Fidelity " sound recording. This results in a 
sound record having a wider or broader frequency range which preserves the 
full audible range of sound from very low frequencies to the very high fre- 
quencies which are essential for the complete enjoyment of sound films. 
Improved apparatus has been designed for studio use incorporating, among 
other developments, a new type of Photophone sound-track having a double 







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edge instead of the existing peak and valley track. The new improvements 
permit the recording of sound one octave below and two octaves above the 
limits afforded by earlier recording equipment, and gives greater volume 
range in addition to better ground or surface noise reduction. 

The most important advance made is in the extension of the frequencies 
at both ends of the range . . . below 60 cycles and up to 10,000 cycles. Be- 
cause of this extension of frequencies the fundamental tones of the human voice 
and musical instruments are now registered with all the harmonics, or over- 
tones, which alone give each voice or instrument its definite personality. 

In the sound equipment field RCA Photophone have developed : all- 
mains operated reproducers ; " noiseless " recording system ; improved 
" ribbon " type microphones ; 16 mm. sound-on-film portable reproducers, 
and now new process high-fidelity recording. 

Tanar. — Variable density system owned by the Tanar (British) Cor- 
poration, which specialise in Portable Recording equipments. The Tanar 
Sound System has already been adapted to the Bell and Howell Debrie 
and Vinten cameras, and the latest model, fitted to the new Vinten camera, 
can be used either as a single system with sound and picture on the same 
negative, or as a normal studio equipment with separate sound and picture, 
both systems giving excellent results. It can be fitted to any make of camera 
desired at a cost of £1,080. 

A feature of the system is the use of a special " Tauarlite " glow tube. 
A three stage amplifier is used, and in the case of Debrie assembly is housed 
underneath the camera. Current supplies are derived from dry batteries 
and one small accumulator, the whole fixed beneath the camera. Ibe total 
weight of the equipment is approximately 170 lb. 

Two studios have been equipped up to date with the Tanar recording 

The Tanar Sound System is free of all royalties. 

Western Electric. — Provides for both recording sound -on-disc and 
on film. For sound-on-film the variable density principle with fight 
valve is employed. The complete recording apparatus is available for hire 
through the agency of licensees and can be had in either studio or portable 

Recording apparatus includes moving-coil microphones, high quality 
amplifiers, complements of both film and disc-recording machines, with ar- 
rangements for loudspeaker monitoring in connection with mixing equip- 
ment. Re-recording or dubbing apparatus forms part of the standard equip- 
ment, as does also complete testing gear, both electrical and photographic, 
permitting a daily check on the frequency resistance characteristic of the 
amplifiers to associated equipment. Cutting and editing machines are 
included, whilst a complete recording channel also incorporates the provision 
of a review room, all-sound system projectors being electrically interlocked, 
permitting the running of sound and scene separately. In addition a com- 
plete telephone and signalling system connects all parts of the studio where 
recording apparatus is situated. All driving motors are electrically con- 
trolled as to speed, and, moreover, arrangements are provided for inter- 

All Western Electric licensees arc equipped for noiseless recording, noise 
reduction gear forming part of the standard outfit. 

Among the outstanding technical developments this year were two 
improvements announced by Western Electric and referred to as " Wide 
Range " and " Hill and Dale " ; advances in recording and reproduction on 
film and disc respectively. Among the claims made for the new processes are 
an extension of the frequency range both an octave higher and lower, with a 
remarkable increase in the volume range than that which it is possible to 
record at the present time. 

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The net result of these combined achievements mean improvements in the 
quality of sound, it being possible to record the slightest whisper with perfect 
fidelity, whilst the loudest musical passages may be produced with very 
full dramatic effects and free from any distortion. 

Will Day. — Recording system for sub-standard (16 mm.) stock. 
This is a new system of recording sound under a diagonal method, which 
takes barely 1 mm. of width off the film, and can be used either for variable 
density or variable area The system has not yet been made into a com- 
mercial article, but a company is being formed to exploit this invention, 
which will also be available for 9 mm. film. 

Visatone. — A variable area method specially designed to ensure very 
great steadiness in operation, and at the same time quick run up to full 
speed. The optical system is compact and requires no adjustment after 
once being set up, the exciter lamp is easy to replace and to adjust when 
renewing. Standard projector exciter lamps are used and give ample ex- 
posure on positive stock with normal development. The sound record is 
obtained by a special form of oscillograph which is linear in its response 
throughout the required frequency range, and is robust enough to stand 
momentary heavy overloads without damage. As the oscillograph requires 
very little power to operate it, the amplifier equipment is small and the 
number of valves reduced to a minimum. Provision for three or more micro- 
phones is made in the mixer, which can be either located at the recorder, 
or away on the set, the recordist having visual light monitoring on a ground- 
glass screen in front of him. Standard equipment provides for three camera 
motors to be run up simultaneously, but more can be fitted if required. 
Visatone is being used at : — Stoll Studios, Cricklewood ; Sound City, Shep- 
perton ; Twickenham Studios, St. Margaret's ; and in Geneva, Switzerland ; 
Australia ; Barcelona, Spain. Prices : — Visatone truck (equipment mounted 
on two-ton lorry complete), £3,500, f.o.b., London. Visatone studio equip- 
ment, £2,500, f.o.b. London. Visatone transportable equipment, £1,700, 
f.o.b. London. Visatone dubbing equipment, £1,150, f.o.b. London. There 
are no royalties whatever. 

An improved sound camera sponsored by Western Electric, is designed 
for operation under low temperature conditions. An electric heater is 
embodied, the power for which is derived from batteries. 

In America the relative merits of ball and plain bearings for sound 
cameras have been discussed. Owing to the casing of the camera intensifying 
the slight noise caused by the play of the bearings, there is a tendency to 
adopt plain bearings. As, however, it is realised that if a camera is to be 
used before a mike it must in any case be enclosed in a blimp, the slight 
additional noise is of little consequence, with the result ball-bearings are 
being reinstated. 

The Focostat view-finder (R. & j. Beck, Ltd.) includes a new feature 
in the provision of an indication line at the correct distance from the side of 
the mask to show the amount of film occupied by the sound track. It is 
always prominently in view and gives an accurate sight of the area of the 
object with a narrow transparent green line, bordering the picture and showing 
what is just outside range. It is constructed for use with any lens from 
If in. to 8 in. focus. 


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The demands made by the trade upon film processing firms are more 
exacting than ever, and the high quality of our prints, which challenge com- 
parison with any in the world, indicates how well our laboratory technicians 
respond to the producers' requirements. 

During eleven years Standard Kine. Laboratories, Ltd., have acquired 
a reputation in all branches of development and printing, and their auto- 
matic equipment is thoroughly efficient and up to date. Sydney Wake 
has specialised in " duping," and his laboratory results fall in no way short 
of the originals. Their camera department at Frith Street, Soho, deals with 
every type of the work from direct pictures to multiple trick photography. 

A new optical printer has been designed by Humphries & Co., the process 
printers who handle the Dunning process, which enables exterior action and 
dialogue to be shot under ideal conditions in the studio. This equipment 
has been specially designed to tackle even* problem in optical printing. 
During the year new premises have been established at 71-73, Whitfield 
Street, adjoining the works at North Court, Chitty Street, W.l. 

Considerable business of a high-grade character has also been under- 
taken by numerous other firms, such as the Kay Film Printing Co., Ltd.; 
J. H. Masters, Ltd.; Williamson Film Printing Co., Ltd.; Automatic (Barnes!, 
Ltd.; R. E. Strange & Co., Ltd., etc. 

The Lawley Apparatus Co., which specialises in developing machines, 
automatic and optical printers, have this year installed three large negative 
developing machines, embodying every conceivable improvement in method 
and control, with entirely novel features which have never been done on an- 
other machine. They have developed an optical pi inter for printing from 
35 mm. to 35 mm. or from 35 mm. to 16 mm., or vice-versa, and have also 
made apparatus for 16 mm. work, including a continuous 16 mm. printer. 
Another new device is a vacuum suction film cleaner for taking all dust off 
films after they are dry. 

Repeat orders for printing machines and automatic processing plant 
are reported by Yinten's ; two negative, one sub-standard and three positive 
units of the latter having been completed to date. The Vinten negative 
units are gaining fast in popularity and their safer handling appreciated. 
New designs include : Edge-numbering machines, animator tables, lens 
mounts and liquid waxing machines. 

In this connection, the old-established firm cf Ernest F. Moy, Ltd., 
has been kept extremely busy with work on processing machinery of various 


From Germany we learn of a new type of editing and cutting table which 
enables the picture and sound record to be seen and heard with absolute 
clearness in all details. A device on this machine enables the film tc be 
projected from the table on to a screen about 3 ft. wide, an adaptation cf 
the new Patin cells gives an increased sound volume. 

A new editing machine has also been produced by Western Electric, 
which operates either on double or single film [i.e., sound and picture com- 
bined or on separate film). There is no intermittent action and a stationary 
picture effect is obtained by means of rapid flashes from a Neon tube. The 
viewing band incorporates an ingenious framing device. 



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Some British support is to be found for the proposal emanating from 
the States for the adoption of a standard reel. The advantages of the sug- 
gested standard reel of 2,000 ft. are that it will facilitate handling, necessitate 
fewer change-overs, less marking and would result in a saving of storage 
space and make the edges last longer. British dispatch managers advocate 
reels made up to run for approximately a quarter of an hour, in lengths of 
about 1,300 ft. to 1,350 ft. 


Little that is new has occurred in regard to film stock. The faster 
emulsions referred to last year have come into practically universal use both 
for exteriors and interiors. Film laboratories have mastered the problems 
introduced by these developments and now handle them in a routine fashion. 
The S.M.P.E. points out in its annual report that the Industry still awaits 
a suitable emulsion for sound recording purposes. 

A novelty film base of German origin is made of steel and is said to be 
as flexible as the regulation stock. This recalls the reference made by G. F. 
Jones, of Sheffield, in February, 1931, to the possibility of a steel base, but 
in actual practice difficulty is found with the lithographic process employed 
for pressing the images on the base. It is suggested that sound could be 
magnetically recorded on the same steel strip. 

The " Cellutone " coating process is claimed to be applicable alike to 
negative and positive film, and while it protects and strengthens the print 
is said to give greater definition to the picture. 


The popular interest in educational, commercial and amateur kinemato- 
graph has encouraged the activities of the films supplying a non-flam base, 
but there seems little immediate likelihood of its employment in the ordinary 
entertainment field. In France a nine-year-old regulation making non- 
flam obligatory for exhibition purposes, it is now announced will definitely 
be brought into operation in January, 1934. 

Apart, however, from its application to the subject of non-flam film, the 
growth of the amateur and educational kinema has caused a large increase 
in the demand for various types of apparatus, operative with standard 16 mm. 
and 9 mm. stock. There has also been an increasing demand for sound 
equipment in each of these sizes and the activities of the Cultural and Educa- 
tional Films Commission is bound to encourage this movement to a far more 
considerable extent. Most of the firms dealing in standard sound repro- 
ducers market a standard portable and many of them are also entering the 
sub-standard field. 


Economic difficulties in the film trade of America has contributed to 
the undoubted slump in colour films. With the exception of shorts, very 
few pictures have been produced in colour, and practically none has been 
released on this side. Neither have the British producers evinced any interest 
in colour production. In America Multicolor, which once threatened to be 
as famous as Technicolor, seems somewhat in the background just now, 


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and the Hollywood laboratories have been acquired by another firm of colour 
specialists, Cinecolor. The new Technicolor process is stated to have 
resulted in some admirable effects of great clarity. In this, not only do three 
colours take the place of two as formerly, but by a new and improved process 
of gelatine relief dye printing, the three images in yellow, magenta and blue 
are printed over the other on one side of the film. 

The problem of copies of films taken by the Keller Dorian system is 
said to have been overcome by an optical apparatus which eliminates the 
" running " effect which has been regarded as a blemish. 

Another American process is the Wolff-Heide system, the basis of which 
is the selective sensitising of the stock to produce three separate gelatinous 
layers. It is claimed that it is found to produce eight separate colour hues 
to a frame. 

It is, however, in this country that the greatest progress in colour- 
film development has been made. The Spicer-Dufay process, which was 
described last year, has since been largely perfected and arrangements are 
being made for the issue of licences to producers in various parts of the world 
and for an operating company over here. The excellence of the colour hues , 
the entire lack of fringing and the clarity of long shots, together with its 
low cost of production, are factors which particularly commend it to the 
trade technician. Among the more considerable developments made in this 
system during the year is a process necessary to the recording of sound on a 
base which carries the three primary colours, red, green and blue. It is 
a compromise between the two methods of variable area and variable density. 

Improvements to the colour and projection equipment of the Raycol 
process are also reported. During the year several short entertainment films 
have been produced, and it are claimed that the company are furnishing the 
product, recorded by the Asdic system, to no fewer than 800 theatres. 

The subject of colour kinematography has been discussed by various 
learned societies, and a notable contention is that given in November by 
T. Thorne-Balsen at the Royal Society of Arts. 


Probably the most important development on the technical side has been 
the introduction by the American producers of standard dimensions for the 
apertures of cameras and projectors. It is claimed for this step that it will 
at long last remove one of the most difficult problems with which studios 
have been confronted since the introduction of sound. Moreover, its sponsors 
urge, the new dimensions will benefit exhibitors because they permit of a 
return to the 3 by 4 proportions of the old silent screen before the use of 
sound on film recording cut off a portion and made the screened picture 
practically square in shape. The result, it is pointed out, will provide a 
picture a great deal more pleasing to the eye of the spectator than the present 

The standard frame size for all projectors and cameras was first established 
in America by the Society of Motion Picture Arts and Scienes, and the 
aperture dimensions agreed upon are : 

Cameras. — 0.631 in. by 0.868 in., the centre line to be 0.7445 in. from the 
film guiding edge The middle of the sound track is set at 0.017 in., provision 

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being made for a black barrier of 0.017 in. between the picture and the sound 
track and of 0.004 in. between the sound track and the sprocket holes. 

Projectors — 0.600 in. by 0.825 in., the centre line to be 0.738 in. from 
the guiding edge. 

The new dimensions and their effect on the Trade in this country were 
considered by the B.K.S. at their June meeting, and a valuable report was 
issued containing suggestions to projectionists as to the best methods of 
meeting the new situation. Particular emphasis was laid on the fact that 
the change-over would not involve the exhibitor in any great expense, as it 
was pointed out that the cost of the new aperture masks would be limited 
to less than £1, although in some cases new lenses of a slightly shorter 
focus might have to be installed in order to compensate for the very slightly 
smaller picture. 

The oblong frame has been adopted by a few British producers, including 
B. & D. 

Meanwhile the general question of film standards has been receiving the 
attention of the British Kinematograph Society, the Standards Committee 
of which, is considering the establishment of standards for machinery, 
sprocket holes, sub-standard practice and similar matters, and is gathering 
material upon which eventually to base their recommendations. 


The Trade was not materially concerned with the imposition of import 
duties under the 1932 Budget, for the majority of imported equipment 
already liable to the existing Customs duties under the McKenna and Safe- 
guarding of Industry Acts, was consequently exempt. 

Nevertheless the economic situation with the drop in the pound rate of 
exchange has intensified the business difficulties of firms importing various 
popular brands of projection and other technical equipment. 

A slight alteration was made by the examiners to the Customs, who in 
August introduced a new valuation of film for the purposes of duty. Negative 
sound track, imported separately for the picture trade is now assessed at 
4s. 2d. a foot carrying duty at 5d. a foot. Duty on picture negative and 
positive remains unaffected at 5d. and Id. per foot respectively. 

In the debate on the Imports Duty Bill an attempt was made to add 
celluloid base for photographic film to the free list, but without success. 

Reference has been made to the new regulations of the L.C.C. in respect 
of secondary lighting. In addition, an exhaustive report was made to the 
authority on the working of the safety provisions of the Cinematograph Act 
and suggestions were made for the general tightening up of the regulations. 


The establishment of a Cinematograph Fund, financed from the proceeds 
of Sunday opening, may have far-reaching effects upon the technical side of 
film production. Obviously based on the report of the Commission on 
Cultural and Educational Films, the suggested fund implies the establishment 
of an organisation which, among other things, seeks to assist in the development 
and encouragement of cultural films. The proposal to form a Film Institute for 
this purpose is being debated in the Trade, and Simcn Rowson, president of the 






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B.K.S., urged the association of the Trade. He pointed out that in its opera- 
tion and administration, its technical skill and proficiency in direction, 
sound recording, photography and scenario writing was essential if adequate 
provision is to be made for enabling trade to render its most important 
service to the project. The principle of Trade co-operation seemingly has 
been accepted by the Commission, and the latest phase is that all bodies 
concerned are acting in consultation in the framing of the constitution and 
plan of operations of the proposed National Film Institute. 


This has been a year of exhibitions. The chief event of the year from the 
point of view of equipment and furnishing firms was the annual C.E.A. Trade 
exhitition, held in connection with the Summer Conference at Grosvenor 
House, London, W. It was an unqualified success, the number of stall- 
holders representing an increase of 50 firms, and the value of the exhibits 
being approximately a quarter of a million pounds. The exhibition was 
opened by Mrs. Baldwin, and an official visit was paid to the exhibition by 
T.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of York. 

In addition to the C.E.A. exhibition, other similar shows were held on 
the Continent, notably the Klank en Beald exhibition in Amsterdam in May, 
the Venice Congress in August and the Parisian exhibition later in the year. 

Greater interest than usual was also displayed by the technical organisa- 
tions in the British Industrial Fair earlier in the year, at which Kalee, Ross, 
Gaumont, Ultramonic and Marshall were represented. Another interesting 
exhibition was that organised by the Royal Photographic Society in November, 
being the fourth of a series organised by the R.P.S., entitled " Photography 
in the Service of Man." 


Although research workers are still concerned with the projection of 
motion pictures in relief, the past year has witnessed little practical advance. 
A demonstration was given in London of a system which aimed at giving a 
stereoscopic picture by means of projecting intermittently on a screen two 
separate films corresponding to the vision of each eye, but the result could not 
be seriously considered. 

In the S.M.P.E. report for 1931, H. E. Ives, the American scientist, 
summarised the problem as follows : " The essential conditions . . . are two- 
fold : first, separate pictures must be taken from different points of view, 
corresponding to the two eyes ; second, each eye of the observer must receive 
its appropriate view. No compromise with these fundamental requirements 
appears possible." 

Dr. Ives reported the projection of still pictures in relief and colour on 
what he terms the parallax panoramgram principle. The picture to be pro- 
jected consists of narrow panoramic strips which are accurately focused upon 
the rear ridges of a screen made of a series of cylindrical lenses. Behind this 
screen is placed a set of three elementary colours. The cylindrical lenses 
combine the elements of both relief and colour, it is claimed. 

The German technical Press recently reported that a Dr. Koegel has 
presented a short film in relief. No details of the process were given and i t 
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The most significant event in television from the kinema point of view 
was the televising of a motion picture of the 1932 Derby from the course 
to the Metropole, Victoria, S.W. The transmission was by the Baird tele- 
vision process and was to a screen 5 ft. by 6 ft., which was divided into three 
separate sections. The relative brilliance of the pictures varied, but the 
promise of the performance and its application to public entertainment 
cannot be ignored. Another television broadcast of interest undertaken 
by Baird was the transmission of pictures and voices in November 
from the B.B.C. to Denmark. It was picked up by the Vestfronten wireless 
station and then retransmitted to Copenhagen, where it was projected on 
to a screen about 3 ft. by 7 ft. Both voices and pictures are said to have been 
remarkably clear. 

Early in the year, G. Walton, of Scophony, Ltd., told the B.K.S. of his 
experiments in television. He declared that the great needs were a scanning 
system, cheap to construct, and efficient without continual adjustment. 
Transmission must be kept within the present wireless range and the light 
efficiency must be comparable with that of a kinema projector and the adapta- 
tion of the carbon arc as a light source. 


At the exhibition of inventions in London, in November, a new camera 
and projector for television, invented by a young South African, P. J. De Wet, 
was awarded a gold medal. In one small mechanism provision is made for 
analysing the image, colour filtering, masking and producing the timing 
signal. The television camera spins the image of anything before the lens 
at the rate of 16 revolutions a second about its own centre by means of a 
prism. The light of the image is passed through specially designed optical 
mechanism before entering a photo-electric cell where the varying intensities 
of the different parts of the revolving image produce corresponding varia- 



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tions of current, which are amplified in the usual way and then transmitted. 
Camera and projector are identical as regards optical and mechanical parts. 
The new camera, it is claimed, supersedes the pinhole disc which, has numerous 
disadvantages. Advantages of the self-centred system are claimed to be 
simple mechanism, free camera movement, image centrally analysed, uniform 
exposure and mask ; any size projection, no up-and-down sway ; trailless, 
infinite scansion, black and white or colour, sound record at will. The 
apparatus was manufactured by F. Brown. 

In America De Forest has invented a direct pick-up television camera 
in which light is reflected from the performer through the lens and a 60-hole 
scanning disc to the photo-electric cells located in a box on left of the camera. 


In spite, however, of these and many other promising experiments and 
the continued interest in the subject, and the definite promise of ultimate 
great developments in the fields of television, its advent into the realm of 
practice seems remote. 

According to expert opinion, however, although the problems at present 
are onerous, they should not be insuperable. The only hope is the use of 
very short wave-lengths. Experimenters are now using wave-lengths as 
low as 5 or 7 metres, but the principal drawback is that radiation is limited 
to normal distances only on such wave-lengths. The adoption of line, it is 
considered, does not present so many difficulties as radio vision. At the 
same time it should be possible even to distribute a 90 strip picture with its 
large frequency band, but the question arises whether the enormous expense 
involved would warrant the trouble. 


The year has witnessed the passing of fourprominent members of the Trade 
who were among the pioneers in their respective departments. Frank Motter- 
shaw, of the Sheffield Photo Company, was one of the earliest producers of 
films in this country. As far back as 1895 his firm were making pictures, 
although of recent years their activities have been restricted to topicals and 
some standard requirements. 

Aron Hamburger, the inventor of the Polychromide colour process which 
achieved a good deal of success, died in November. He came over to this 
country in 1897 at the invitation of his brother-in-law Mr. Koopman, of the 
Biograph Company, and did a great deal of filming, using the large Mutagraph 
cameras. Later he purchased the Dover Street Studios and had since been 
associated with the Dupont Agency in Great Britain.. 

A. F. Windibank, who died in August, has been associated with the 
furnishing side of the Industry for a great many years. He was a director of 
Beck and Windibank Ltd., the well-known Birmingham firm of theatre 

Early in the year the death occurred of Robert R. Beard, whose firm 
was one of the very earliest to cater for the engineering requirements of the 
kinema. Originally concerned in working for lantern exhibitors, Mr. Beard 
made the first Geneva Maltese Cross projector for Sir William Jury. The 
business at the Old Kent Road premises is being carried on by his son 
D. W. Beard. 


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Data for Kinematograph 


Straight Arcs. 



Current in 



Current in 

Both carbons 








16 mm. 

8 mm. 

1 1 mm . 


10 mm. 

20 /30 

18 mm. 

9 mm. 

12 mm. 


13 mm 


20 mm. 

10 mm. 

14 mm. 


16 mm. 


22 mm. 

1 1 mm. 

40 /50 

18 mm. 


25 mm. 

12 mm. 

50 /65 

20 mm. 

Mirror Carbons. Intermediate Type 

(Low Intensity.) (Hilo, High Brilliancy, etc.) 

Current in 


cop. cored. 

Current in 




8 mm. 

6 mm. 


6 mm. 

5 mm. 


9 mm. 

7 mm. 


7 mm. 

6 mm. 


10 mm. 

8 mm. 


8 mm. 

7 mm. 


11 mm. 

8 mm. 

50 /55 

9 mm. 

7.5 mm. 

20 /25 

12 mm. 

9 mm. 

25 /30 

13 mm. 

10 mm. 

30 /35 

14 mm. 

1 1 mm. 

These carbons when burnt in an 

35 /40 

15 mm. 

12 mm. 

obtuse-angled arc require a 

magnetic flame control. 


Current in amps. 



65 /80 

11 mm. 

8 mm. 

80 /100 

12 mm. 

9 mm. 


13.6 mm. 

10 mm. 


13.6 mm. 

11 mm. 


16 mm. 

12 mm. 

The rating of High-Intensity Carbons depends largely upon the type of 
arc. In arcs with front contact of unsatisfactory design, the use of copper- 
coated positive is recommended. When H.I. carbons are used a flue is 
required to carry the fumes direct to the open air. 

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Superseded S.W.G. 

I.E.E. rating amps. 

1 /.044 

1 /18 

6. 1 

3 /.029 



3 /.036 

3 /20 


7 /.029 

7 /22 




















37 /.064 



37 /.083 



All cables in kinema work are required to be run in screwed conduit. 
For other requirements as to electrical installation see Legal Section, pp. 140 
to 171. 


Fusing Current 
Id Amps. 

Approximate Standard Wire Gauge. 











Strip fuses above 
this gauge. 





Strip fuses above 
this gauge. 


The full normal load on a fuse should be two-thirds of its fusing load. 
For arcs use copper fuses rated at double normal current to allow for striking. 
On motor circuits the allowance will depend upon the starting current. Allow 
50 to 100 per cent, for D.C. motors or A.C. repulsion-induction motors, four 
times for wound induction motors, six to eight times for squirrel-cage. On 
3-phase motor circuits always fuse heavily. 


The following standardised aperture sizes are so computed as to maintain 
the 3 : 4 proportion in the projected picture while leaving space for the sound 

Camera: 0631 in. by 0 868 in., the centre line to be 0 7445 in. from 
•■uiding edge of the film. 

° Projector : 0 600 by 0 825 in., the centre line to be 0 738 in. from the 
guiding edge. 

TecJmical Section. 



The acoustic properties of a theatre have a direct bearing upon the 
quality of reproduction and the audibility of speech. 

An echo is a reflection from some definite surface ; the cure is to cover 
the offending surface with sound-absorbent material, or to break it up into 
smaller surfaces. 

The period of reverberation is defined as the time which a sound of 
standard intensity takes to die away. It can be calculated by Sabine's formula — 


This formula should be used in conjunction with the following table, 
the areas of the various materials (in square feet) being multiplied by their 
respective co-efficients and added together giving factor a. V is the volume 
of the hall in cubic feet. Experience shows that the most satisfactory period 
of reverberation is from 1 second for a small hall to 1 . 3 seconds for a hall 
seating 2,000. 

Table of Sound Absorption Co -efficients 

Open window 

... 1.00 








... .015 

Cretonne cloth 



... .025 

Heavy curtains 

.5 to 1.0 



1 in. hairfelt ... 


Glass ... 

... .027 

Audience, per person 


Wood, plain ... 

... .061 

Wood seats, each 


Wood, varnished 

... .03 

Upholstered seats, each 

1.0 to 2.0 

Cork ... 

... .03 


The value of a resistance R to pass a given current C at voltage V is 
expressed, according to Ohm's law, by the formula — 

In calculating arc resistances, however, the value of the back voltage A 
of the arc must be considered. This may be reckoned as 45 volts for low- 
intensity arcs, and for high-intensity from 25 volts for a horizontal-negative 
mirror arc or 45 for an inclined- negative mirror arc, up to 65 volts for rotating- 
positive arc. The formula then becomes — 

R V-A 

The earlier studs of a resistance should be so computed as to allow the 
arc to be struck on not more than one-third of its full current. 


Amy I Acetate 4 oz., Acetone 6 oz 

This may either be used as it is, in which case the cement will be a thin 
fluid with not much more body in it than water, or it may be thickened to 
any desired extent by dissolving it in celluloid chips. Celluloid film base 
from which the gelatine coating has been cleaned off will serve. 

For non-flam, film add glacial acetic acid, the proportion depending upon 
the type of base ; thicken only with the same type of film base for which the 
cement is required. 

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Who's What in the Trade. 

Arthur S. Albin. 

Born 1875. Early in his career was a solo 
pianist at a kinema. In 1913 opened a picture 
bouse of his own at Shettleston, and later pur- 
chased another at Hawick both of which he 
disposed of. Is an ex Chairman of C.E.A. 
Srnm'ch Rranrh and on th' n volent Fund 
Committee, and has been chairman of the East 
of Scotland section of the C.E.A. for the past 
six years. Until recently proprietor of Toll- 
cross Cinema, now General Manager Blue Hails, 
Edinburgh, and Astoria, Costorphine. Clubs : 
Cinema and Drapers' Athletic Assoc. Prtvate 
Address: — Rose Villa, Viewforth, Edinburgh. 

Frederick J, Allen. 

Entered industry 1908. I'vvo years in Canada 
and United States as representative for Lux 
Film, Paris, Ambrosio, Turin, and Cines ol 
Rome. Has acted as Publicity Manager ol 
Eclair Film Company and Film Bookine Offices. 
Now publicity manager of First National Film 
Distributors, Lta Address : — 37, Leigh Road, 

F. Alven. 

Born 1886. Educated Greys College, Port 
Elizabeth, S.A. Came to Europe 1908 to study 
languages. Employed in agricultural machine 
business for 10 years in Russia and Siberia. 
Commercial adviser on Military Governor's 
staff, Cologne, 1919. Represented British 
manufacturers in Germany and in 1926 joined 
executive of Fanamet Films, Berlin, organising 
branch houses and sales in Western Europe. 
In December, 1928, joined B.I. P. Ltd. Address : 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. 

L. G. Applebee. 

Bom 1889. First entered the Entertainment 
Industry in 1906, being engaged in the electrical 
installation of the Putney Hippodrome and the 
Globe Theatre, London. Also joined producing 
staff of the late George Edwardes, and was 
actively engaged in lighting all ine Gaiety 
Theatre, London, productions from 1907 to 
1910. Joined the London and General Theatres, 
Ltd., as Assistant Consulting Engineer in 1910. 
After demobilisation joined Grossmith and 
Laurillard at the Winter Garden, and then 
transferred to C. B. Cochran at the Princes 
Theatre and London Pavilion. Finally joined 
the Strand Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd., in 
1922, as special designer of Stage Switchboards 
and lighting apparatus. Now Manager, Theatre 
Lighting Department, The Strand Electrical and 
Engineering Co., Ltd. Member of British Kine- 
matograph Society. Address : — 24, Floral 
Street, W.C.2. I 'hone : — Temple liar 7464. 

George Archibald, J. P. 

Has'been Chairman of the Scottish Branch of 
the C.E.A., and several years delegate to the 
General Council. Has been in the business 
about 13 years, having been Cinema Manager. 
Film Traveller, and now Director of several 
Cinemas. Member of the Glasgow Town 
Council, 1920-28. Magistrate, 1925-28. Formerly 
assistant editor of Forward. Now associate 
editor of Cinematograph Times. Address: — 
15, Willoughby Road, London, N.W.3. Phone : 

— HunpstMd 050(1. 

T. Thome Baker, F.Inst. P. 

Associated with Messrs. Spicers, Ltd., in the 
manufacture of film base and in the production 
of Spicer-Dufay colour kinematograph film. 
Address .-—The Hut, Hatch End, Middlesex. 

Francis William Baker. 

[Butcher's Film Service, Ltd.] 
F. W. Baker was born at Hollesley, Suffolk, 
on November 25, 1877. Forsook dentistry and 
entered the Industry in 1897, joining British 
Muto. and Biograph Syndicate. Overseas 
service in R.A.F., 1916-1919. Managing Director 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. Ex-President and 
present Treasurer K.R.S.; Ex-Treasurer 
I.A.K.M. Appointed by Board of Trade Member 
of Advisory Committee ; Member Council C. T. 
Benevolent Fund ; Member Consultative Com- 
mittee, B.B.F.C. Founder Anima Lodge, 3634. 
Address : — 175, Wardour Street, W.i and 
Hollesley, London Road, Sutton, Surrey. 
Phone . — Gerrard 7282. 

Michael Balcon. 

General Manager of Production, Gaumont British 
Pict. Corp., Ltd., and Managing Director, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. 

Bom 1896. First entered films as Director 
of Victory Motion Picture Co., now W. & F. 
Film Service (Midlands), Ltd., subsequently 
became associated with Gainsborough Pictures, 
now a subsidiary' of Gaumont British Picture 
Corporation. Produced many silent successes 
and when talking films arrived followed these 
with " Journey's End," " A Warm Comer," 
" The Ghost Train," " Hindle Wakes," "Michael 
and Mary," "The Faithful Heart," "Sunshine 
Susie," and " Jack's the Boy," amongst others. 
With the opening of the Studios at Shepherd's 
Bush and the centralised scheme bringing these 
studios and the Gainsborough Studios under a 
single executive control, was appointed General 
Manager of Production. In this capacity pro- 
duced " Rome Express," " After the Ball," 
" The Midshipmaid," " The Good Companions," 
" Die Fledermaus " and made arrangements for 
the production of a record number of British 
films. Phones : Shepherd's Bush 1210 and 
C'lerkenwell 9100. 

David Bader. 

Bom 1900. Entered Universal 13 years ago, 
First publicity job was to put " Baby Peggy" on 
the map. Prepared data of Carl Laemmle's career 
for biography written by John Drinkwater. 
On succession of S. F. Ditcham to managing 
directorship of Universal Pictures, Ltd., in 
England, was appointed to control special 
exploitations and department for closerco-opera- 
tion with exhibitors. Address : — Film House, 
Wardour Street, W.i. 

Aid. George Herbert Barber, J.P. 

[Ex-Cliairman North Staffordshire Branch, 

One of the oldest exhibitors in the country, 
G. H. Barber was born at Cougleton, in 1 860, and 
has been connected with the kinematograph busi- 
ness from its earliest days. Before the passing of 
the Kinematograph Act he ran a travelling 
motion picture show, and did his own operating, 
He built the first kinematograpn u. II in Tunstall. 
erecting and opening a total of eight kinemas 
in four years. He has been a member of the 

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r "-:iprai Council and of th« N'orth Staffordshire 
Branch of the C.E.A. for 17 years, and also sits 
on the National Industrial Conciliation Com- 
mittee. Ex-Lord Mayor Stoke-on-Trent 1929 
1930 ; member of the Stoke-on-Trent Town 
Council since the Federation of the Potteries 
in 19 10 ; Ex-Chairman of Guardian Relief Com- 
mittee, Chairman of the Old Age Pension 
Committee, Member of City Water Board 
Committee for the Borough of Stoke-on-Trent. 
A ddress .-—Coronation House, Victoria Road 
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. 

James William Barber, C.B.E. 

Born in 1884, and was educated at the 
secondary school and University College, 
Cardiff. He afterwards received training 
in marine and electrical engineering, and 
was for many years connected with the 
technical side of the Trade. In 1917 
he was retained as technical adviseron kinemato- 
graph matters to the Department of Information, 
and was afterwards appointed to Director of 
Kinematography to the National War Aims 
Committee, Downing Street. He was also 
responsible for the touring kinema propaganda 
work carried out by the Government departments 
throughout the countrv. He is a consulting 
engineer ; managing director of the Church 
Pictorial Movement, Ltd. ; honorary technical 
adviser to the C.E.A. , member of the General 
Council of the C.E.A.. and past chairman of 
the London branch. Governing Director of the 
Brownie Wireless Co. (G.B.), Ltd., and Vice- 
President of the Radio Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion. Address : — 1, Portland Court, W.i ; and 
Office .—Nelson Street Works, N.W.i. 

Donald W. Beard. 

Born 1900. Educated at Harrow. Joined 
Wm. Hill & Son and Norman & Beard, 1917. 
Subsequently became a Director, concentrating 
on the development of Christie Organs for 
Theatres. Has had extensive experience in 
controlling the firm's business in India, Australia, 
New Zealand and Germany. Addresses: — 372, 
York Road, London, N.7, and 39, Park Man- 
sions, Knightsbridge, S.W.i. 

Major C. H. Bell, O.B.E. 

Born 1890. Consulting Engineer. Specialist 
in electrical and mechanical installations for 
theatres. Consulting engineer to Paramount. 
Addresses: — National House, 60/66, Wardour 
Street, W.i ; 9, Gresham Gardens, Golders 
Green, N.W.11. 'Phones : — Gerrard 2822 ; 
Speedwell 6249. 

Prince Bendon. 

[Partner, Bendon Trading Co.] 
One of the pioneers ot the Industry, 
both on theexbibiting and renting sides, having 
produced and exhibited pictures over 
twenty years ago. In addition to being the 
proprietor of the Bendon Trading Co., he founded 
and is now hon. president of the Glasgow Cinema 
Club and ex-president of the Royal Clyde Motor 
Yacht Club. For six years president of Scottish 
K.R.S. Twenty years member A.A.A. and 
member Scottish Motor-Boat Racing Club. Has 
installed speed boat for taking pictures on Loch, 
Lomond. Address : — 23r, Croftpark Avenue 
Croftfoot, Glasgow. 

Ritson Bennell. 
Commercial training in office organisation and 
equipment business with Kenrick & Jefferson, 
Ltd. Joined Trade in 1912 as buyer for B.B. 
Pictures, subsequently took charge of B.B. 
Picture Renting interests. After leaving the 
Army had renting experience with Goldwyn and 

Gaumont Co., and rejoined B.B. Pictures in 
1926 as managing director. Joined Gaumont- 
British 1929 and became supervisor of the 
Corporation's interests in Scotland. Address: 
New Savoy, Hope Street, Glasgow. 

D. Benjamin. 

Born 1884. Originally interested in decorating 
business in Sheffield, New York, South Africa 
and Norwich. Joined Kinema industry in 1916 
as manager of the Haymarket Picture House 
and assumed Managing Directorship in 1918 
until 1930. In 1930 took over Maidstone Cine- 
mas, Ltd., as Joint Director and Managing 
Director, controlling the Central Picture Play- 
house, Maidstone, The Pavilion Cinema, Maid- 
stone and the Palace Theatre, Maidstone. 
Clubs : — Maidstone and Conservative. Address : 
— Norwich House, College Road, Maidstone. 

Morris Edgar Benjamin. 

Born 1SS1. Responsible for rebuilding and 
reopening Victoria Palace, Theatre Royal 
Drury Lane, and the new Madame Tussauds, 
Has officially represented the Theatrical Man- 
agers' Association for many years on all labour 
disputes. Club: — Eccentric. Address: — 19. 
Ashworth Road, W.9. Phone : — Abercom 3801 , 

Jeffrey Bernerd. 

Director and General Manager If. & F. Fil m 
Service, Ltd. ; Director General Theatre Corpora - 
Hon, Ltd.] 

Entering the industry through the M.P. Sales 
Agency Jeffrey Bernerd was appointed Manager 
of Film Booking Offices upon the formation of 
that company; resigned 1918 to become 
Managing Director of the Stoll Film Co. 
In 1925 registered his own company while acting 
as special representative for Harold Lloyd. 
A year later was appointed Joint General 
Manager of W. & F. Film Service, Ltd. Is now 
a director and general manager of that com- 
pany. In 1931 was apponted a director 
of the General Theatre Corporation, Ltd. 
Is particularly active as Chairman of the House 
Committee of the Screen Golfing Society. 
Controls Kit Cat Restaurant. Address: — Film 
House, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone: — 
Gerrard 9292. 

C. F. Bemhard. 

Educated at Uppingham. Entered the 
industry in 1919 with British Exhibitors' Films, 
Ltd., producing a series of twenty British 
pictures. Became Managing Director of Tiffany 
Productions, Ltd., in 1925. In 1928 formed and 
became Managing Director of Union Cinema 
Company, Ltd., which now controls over twenty- 
theatres. Also Managing Director of Union 
Theatres, Oxford, Ltd., and Benwell Theatre Co., 
Ltd. ; Kemble Theatre, Ltd. ; and British 
Exhibitors Films, Ltd. Address : — 167-9, War- 
dour Street, London, W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 

Sidney L. Bernstein. 

Managing Director of The Bernstein Theatres 
and Denman London Cinemas, Ltd., and 
Kinematograph Equipment Co., Ltd. One of the 
founders of the Film Society. Address : — 
197, Wardour Street, W.i. 

G. H. Blackburn. 

Licensee and Manager of the New Palace. 
Theatre, Bristol, for Gaumont-British Circuit. 
One of the members of the " old brigade " and 
been in the business from near the beginning. 
Formerly with Biocolor at the " Old Brit." and 
"Sadler's Wells." Later at Derby, Watford, 
and now in eleventh year in the Metropolis of 
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Ernest E. Blake. 

Born 1879. Trained as professional photo- 
grapher, and in 1897 entered the kinematograph 
industry, using machines by Lumiere, Paul, 
Wrench and others, and touring a show with his 
brother, the late W. N. Blake. Joined Kodak in 
1902 and is now managing director of this and its 
subsidiary companies. One of the founders 
of the Veterans. Address: — Kodak, Ltd., 
Kingsway, W.C.2. 

Tom Bogue. 

Born in Scotland, and started as a scenic 
artist, but came to Hull when William Morton 
acquired the Theatre Royal in 1895. He was 
appointed manager of the Prince's Hall, the 
first kinema to be built in Hull, in 1910. Now 
manager of Morton's Pictures, and manager- 
in-chief of the Majestic. Address:— The 
Majestic, Hull. 

H. Granville Boxall. 

Joined Paramount Islington Studios 1919. 
later Assistant Studio Manager until 1925 . 
Studio and Production Manager for Gains- 
borough 1925-1929. Appoin ted General Manager 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd., April. 
1929, and also Ass s ant to General Manager 
of Production, Shepherd's Bush Phone : 
Shepherd's Bush 1210. 

Alec J. Braid. 

[Director of Publicity, Gaumont-British Renting 
Entered the Film industry in 1913 to handle 
the publicity for Gaumont's " Chronochrome " 
process. After journalistic and printing experi- 
ence in the Provinces, including managing- 
editor and proprietor, was for a time news 
editor of the Daily Graphic. Founded and 
edited " Gaumont Weekly," first trade house 
organ ; publicity manager Gaumont Company, 
Ltd., and edited "Gaumont Graphic," succes- 
sively publicity manager, G.F.H.S. ; Trans- 
atlantic Film Company, F.B.O., director of 
publicity to the Stoll Film Company, Ltd. in 
1918 (founded and edited Stoll's Editorial News.) 
Joined the publicity department of W. & F. 
in January, 1927, was appointed publicity 
manager in July, 1930, and in August, 1931, 
was given control of the advertising and 
publicity departments of the Gaumont-British 
renting organisations — W. & F., Gaumont, 
Ideal. Is hon. press representative of the Screen 
Golfing Society. A ddress : — The Retreat , 
Buxton Lane, Caterham. Plume : Caterham 659. 

H. Bramwell. 

[Unity Picture Palace, Sheffield.] 
Began as a programme boy at the Theatre 
Royal, Sheffield, later took up management 
for Dan Leno at the Varieties, was engaged 
by Lord John Sanger, as Sheffield representa- 
tive, for three seasons, and subsequently was 
business manager for Sam Lockhart's Inter- 
national Circus. Twenty-two years ago took over 
the management of the Imperial Hall— the 
second place in Sheffield to adopt the films. 
Upon this small beginning the present Unity 
Picture Palace was built, and to-day Mr. Bram- 
well is a conspicuous figure in the film industry 
of Yorkshire. Held the position of Chairman 
of the local C.E.A., besides holding the Vice- 
Chairmanship of the Charity Carnival since its 
inception. Treasurer, Kinema Trades Sports 
Cluband Kinema Trades Staff Ball. Address : — 
Unity P.P., Langsett Road. Sheffield. 

W. A. Brewer. 

Joined the Gaumont Co., Ltd., in 19 10, left 
1929. Eight years general manager to the 
company. Now London representative for 
Tiffany Productions Incorporated and Ameranglo 
Corporation, New York. A ddresses : — 1 , Wessex 
Gardens, Golders Green, N.W., and Kent House, 
87, Regent Street, W.i. Phones .-—Speedwell 
2831, Regent 5830. 

Billie Bristow. 

Served in advertising Agency, on editoria 1 
and advertising staffs of Sunday and daily news- 
papers. Assistant Studio manager and then 
publicity manager for Broadwest. Publicity 
manager for Fox and P.D.C. Started own 
business in 1919, made it a limited company, 
resigned and became exclusive publicity manager 
for New Era. S tarted independent press agency 
in March 1929. Has controlled publicity cam- 
paigns for opening of Brixton, Finsbury Park 
and Old Kent Road Astorias ; Granada, 
Tooting ; independent production and renting 
companies. Publicity director Metropole, 
Victoria and Trocadero, Elephant and Castle. 
Part author and scenarist of several successful 
talkies, including " Deadlock," " Self Made 
Lady," " Men of Steel," " SullenSeas." Address : 
72, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone : — Gerrard 

J. Frank Brockliss. 

[Founder of f. Frank Brockliss, Ltd.] 

Born 1879, at Kensington. Educated Ken- 
sington Gardens Preparatory School, St. Charles 
College, Kensington, and the Polytechnic. 
Entered trade in 1909. Director and owner of 
several companies connected with the industry, 
and Managing Director of his own firm, J. Frank 
Brockliss, Ltd. For several years chairman of 
the I.A.K.M., and chairman of the Committee of 
B.B.F.C. During the War in charge of British 
Military Kinemas. 1921 to 1925 was working at 
the Paris office, when he established the Soc. 
Anon, des Films Loew-Metro, being managing 
director of that company, and 1925 to 1927 
was managing director of First National Pictures, 
Ltd., England, 1928-29, organised Continental 
business J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., under title 
Sociata Anonyme Francaise Brockless et Cie., 
Head Office, 6, Rue Guillaumc Tell, Paris (i7e) 
and continues to take an active part in the 
affairs of both companies. Clubs: — R.A.C., 
Eccentric (London), Sporting Club de France 
(Paris), and Screen (New York). Address: — 
14, Lovelace Road, Surbi ton -on -Thames, Surrey. 

Jack Brockliss. 

Director of J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., Managing 
Director Powers Distributing Corporation, Ltd., 
Director Equestrian Club, Ltd. Born 1901 at 
Kensington. Educated at Dulwich College 
and afterwards spent several years in America 
studying business methods and practical en- 
gineering. Returned to EnglaDd 1920 and soon 
afterwards joined the Board of J. Frank Brock- 
liss, Ltd. Organised the Powers Distributing 
Corporation, Ltd., in order to handle the sale* 
of Powers 6B Protectors in Great Britain and 
Ireland. Clubs :■ - OKI Alleynian, Old Gram- 
marian, Spencer Park Athletic and Surbiton 
Golf Clubs. Addresses : — " Fourteen " Lovelace 
Road, Surbiton, Surrey, and 58, Great Marl- 
l>orough Street, London. Phones : — Elmbridge 
4223 and Gerrard 2911. 

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Lt.-Col. A. 0. Bromhead, C.B.E. 

[Director, Moss Empires, Ltd., and Denman Street 
Trust, Ltd.] 

Colonel Bromhead founded the original 
Gaumont business in London in 1898 in the 
form of an agency for Leon Gaumont of Paris. 
Opened one of the first film studios in this 
country, and one of the first kinematograph 
theatres. He was one of the pioneers of the 
film hire service, and the originator of the 
"exclusive" film and " booking by contract." 
With M. Gaumont exhibited " Chronochrome " 
in 1913. In 1914 the Gaumont Co. constructed 
and equipped the first large modern film studios 
in London. In 1922 the Gaumont Company 
came entirely under British control, the majority 
proprietary interest being acquired by Col. 
Bromhead and his British associates. In 1922 
the Company installed a large plant of the most 
modern automatic machinery for developing 
at their laboratory at Shepherd's Bush, and 
considerable extensions were completed early 
in 1927. In the same year a large new studio 
was built and in 1929 the first sound-proof 
studio in England was constructed for the 
production of " Talkies " by the British Acoustic 
process. The Gaumont-British Picture Corpora- 
tion was formedin 1927 to acquire "The Gaumont 
Co., Ltd." The Ideal Film Renting Co. and the 
W. & F. Film Service, Ltd., together with a 
group of 22 theatres, subsequently acquired 
the ordinary share capital of Denman Picture 
Houses, Ltd., General Theatre Corporation, Ltd. 
and P.C.T., and other companies, thereby 
achieving control of more than 300 theatres 
and becoming, under the Chairmanship of Col. 
Bromhead, the most important concern of its 
kind in Europe. Col. Bromhead withdrew from 
the Chairmanship and severed his connection 
with the Gaumont British Corporation and its 
associated and subsidiary companies in August, 
1927. Club : Royal Societies. Address : — 
Douglas House, Petersham, Surrey. Phone : — 
Richmond 0240. 

Ralph Sidney Bromhead, A.C.A. 

Qualified as chartered accountant 1928. 
Theatre controller, Gaumont British and P.C.T. 
1927-29. Now assistant general manager, 
A.B.C., Ltd., London executive committee 
C.E.A. Club: — Badminton. Addresses: — 6, 
Alexandra House, St. Mary's Terrace, W.2, 
and Heddon House, Regent Street, W. 
Phone : — Regent 6720. 

Reginald C. Bromhead, F C.A. 

Associated with the Gaumont Company since 
1903, Mr. Bromhead was appointed secretary in 
1915, becoming Joint Managing Director in 
1921. Managing Director Gaumont British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd., and subsidiary 
companies, 1927. Vice-Chairman, Denman Pic- 
ture Houses, Ltd. ; Vice-Chairman, General 
Theatres Corporation, Ltd. January, 1929; Joint 

Man. Dir. and Vice-Chairman P.C.T. and 
subsidiary companies. Resigned August, 1920. 
Director, Denman Street Trust Co., Ltd. 
Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants, 
Past-President K.R.S., Chairman Executive 
Committee, Kinematograph Sports Association, 
Cinematograph Trade Provident Institution 
and Benevolent Fund Committees. Clubs: — 
Royal Societies, St. James's. Private Address : 
—9, Cavendish Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.8. 

Henry Anthony Browne. 

H. A. Browne was born in 1875 in Warwick- 
shire. Educated at Cheltenham and Birmingham 
University. After some years on the renting side 
is now chiefly interested as an exhibitor in the 
Southampton area. In 1929 became Deputy 
Chairman Powers Cinephone Equipment 
(Parent) Syndicate, Ltd. Clubs : — Ranelagh, 
Union. Thatched House. 

Fred Carlton. 

[Director, Palladium, Patricroft.] 

Born in London in 1872, and educated at 
Grange Grammar School. Director, general 
manager and secretary of the Palladium, Patri- 
croft ; managing director and general manager 
of Princess Cinema, Harpurhey, Manchester, 
also director, Crown Cinema, Eccles. Previous 
to entering the film business he was for 
21 years connected with theatres and music- 
halls in various parts of the world, chiefly as 
proprietor. For 20 summer seasons he was 
entertainer at St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, touring in 
the winter as "Satani," the illusionist. He is 
secretary and delegate of the Manchester C.E.A. 
Was chairman of the first two Manchester Cinema 
Carnivals. Club : — Davyhulme Golf Club. 
Address: — Lucea, Snowdon Road, Eccles. 
'Phone : — Eccles 3764. Tel. Address: — Ceabilrex, 

Sydney H. Carter. 

Born in Bradford, 1866. Became manager 
of St. George's Hall, Bradford, in 1898, and 
introduced pictures the following year. Started 
as New Century Pictures in Bradford, 
Birmingham, Leeds and Sunderland in 1902. 
At present director of Morton's Pictures 
Ltd., Hull ; Queen's Theatre, Holbeck, Ltd. ; 
Londesborough Theatre, Scarborough, Ltd. ; 
and Prince's Hall, Shipley, Ltd. Address: — 
26, Park Row, Leeds. 

Cecil L. 0. Cattermoul. 

Managing Director, Cecil Cattermoul, Ltd., and 
Strand Film Co., Ltd. 
Born London 1890, educated at Goldsmiths' 
College, London. Joined Industry 1912. Was 
London buyer for Scandinavian Film Trust 
until 1914, afterwards forming own Company 
for distribution throughout the world. London 
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ducers and renters, including Jacques Haik, 
Paris, and several prominent American producers. 
Address : — 184, Wardour Street, W.i. 

Charles H. Champion. 

Bom 1885. After several years with New 
British Engineering Co., Langdon Da vies Motor 
Co. .Harper Bros. and Co., Consulting Engineers ; 
and Union Electric Co., in 1912 went to U.S.A. 
as technical manager of American branch of 
last-named company. Founded Charles H. 
Champion & Co., Ltd., in 192 1. Director of 
Charles H. Champion & Co., Ltd.. Ship Carbon 
Company of Great Britain, Ltd. Club : — 
R.A.C. Address : — National House, 60-66, 
Wardour Street, W.r ; and " Inwood," West- 
mead, Roehampton, S.W.T5. Phones : — Gerrard 
2744 and Putney 2764. 

Thomas Chilton. 

Educated Durham University. Entered 
industry 1912 with Thos. Thompson Film Hire 
Service ; subsequently held appointments as 
supervising branch manager (with headquarters 
at Manchester) of Thompson-Tbanhouser Films, 
Ltd., Imperial Film Co., Ltd., and Hepworth 
Film Service, Ltd. Joined J. Frank Brockliss 
in 1924 as general manager ; made director in 
1928. Also director Powers Distributing Cor- 
poration, Ltd. Member Projection Advisory 
Council, U.S.A. Member B.K.S. Address:— 
58, Gt. Marlborough Street, W.i. Phone:— 
Gerrard 2911. 

Carl Robert Christiansen. 

Managing Director, Northern Mutual Film Co., 

A native of South Shields, C. R. Christianson 
made hismark asanexhibitorabout twelve years 
ago, and after five years' association with that 
side of the business he set up as a renter, and 
was one of the initiators, in 1917, of the concern 
which he now manages. Address .'—65, Thorn- 
o n Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Gilbert Church. 

[Director Associated Producing and Distribution 

Bora London 1899. Educated Tottenham 
County School. Director of Gilbert Films, Ltd., 
and Famous Films (Midlands), Ltd. Was 
responsible for the first talking films in the Mid- 
lands (Phonofilms). In conjunction with Fred 
White presented the first German dialogue film 
" Vienna Waltzes," at the Rialto Theatre, W. 
Clubs: — R.A.C. and Cosmo. Address: — " Kis- 
met," Mayfield Gardens, Brent, London, 
N.W.4. Phone: — Hendon 9017. 

Elisha Montague Charles Clayton. 

Associated with pictures since the early 
days, E. M. C. Clayton was born in 1882, and 
educated at the Central Secondary School, 
Sheffield. The proprietor of Clayton's Bioscope, 
Sheffield, he is also Managing Director of the 
Oxford Picture House, Heeley Electric Palace, 
Pavilion, Attercliffe, Lyric Picture House, 
Darnall, all Sheffield halls, Hoyland Cinema, 
near Barasley, the Electric Palace, Parkgate. 
Rotherham, and Picture House, Chesterfield, 
He has done much to popularise pictures 
in the Isle of Man, where he is an active 
director of the Strand Cinema, Douglas Pavilion, 
Peel and the Picture House, Douglas. Also 
a director of Heeley and Amalgamated Cinemas, 
Ltd., Sheffield, managing director of the Palace, 
Woodseats, Sheffield, and Goldthorpe Hippo- 
drome, Ltd., near Harnsley. Addresses : — 
14, Oak Street and 535, Fulwood Koad, Sheffield. 

Isaac Collins. 

[Northern Branch, Paramount Film Service) 

Isaac Collins was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne 
where he is now engaged in practically the only 
business he has known — the kinematograph 
Industry. For several years he was associated 
with the Trade in America, and eighteen years 
ago commenced in the renting business at New- 
castle, where he also had interests as an exhibitor. 
His elder brother, J. R. Collins, founded the 
Newcastle Film Supply Company, and when he 
died the business was taken over by Isaac Collins 
and A. Collins, and it was later merged into the 
business of the Famous-Lasky Corporation, now 
Paramount, for whom Isaac Collins operates in 
the four northern counties, also district manager 
for Scotland. He and his brother formerly 
controlled a large northern circuit, which is 
now sold to Denman Pict. Corp., Ltd. Addresses : 
— Paramount House, Bath Lane, Newcastle ; 
Burnside, Moor Crescent, Gosforth, Newcastle. 

Frank Collinson. 

Bom in Bradford, Yorks,in 1875, and educated 
at Cambridge. For two years despatch manager 
for the B.B. Film Hiring Service, Glasgow, 
and was afterwards General Manager of the 
Palatine Film Co. for six years. He was also 
with Hibbert's Mutual Film Service as Lanes, 
manager. He is now Joint Secretary of the 
Lanes. Emergency Transport Committee of 
the C.E.A. and K.R.S. Was the first and only 
secretary of the Lancashire K.R.S. Address . 
— 14, Colgrove Avenue, Failsworth, Manchester. 

F. H. Cooper. 

[Ex-President C.E.A.] 

Born 1867. Originally an estate agent. Joined 
the Trade in 1908. Built the first hall at Wisbech 
and founded the Circuit of F. H. Cooper and Co. 
Delegate of the C.E.A. of the Eastern Counties 
and also chairman of the branch for the past 
fourteen years. Member of Films Bill Advisory 
Board. Was one of the C.E.A. delegates sent 
to attend American Exhibitors' Conference in 
1925. Addresses: — Redclyfle, Brundall, near 
Norwich ; Phone : — 20. Brundall. 

Marcus F. Cooper, 

Entered industry In 1929 as sound engineer to 
Gainsborough. Prior to that was engaged in 
scientific research. With British Lion Film 
Corporation until 1931 but left to inaugurate the 
Sound Section of A.R.P. Studios. Was associat- 
ed with much of the structural work there from 
the Sound view-point, and was responsible for 
the design and construction of the " organ " or 
central production control panel. Now chief 
sound technician to Publicity Films, Ltd. 
Address: 269, Kingston Road, Merton Park, 

Sir Gordon Craig. 

Bora 1891. Knighted 1929. Chairman and 
managing director New Era National Pictures, 
Ltd. : New Era Films, Ltd. : New Era Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. Director Film Industries Co- 
operative Society. Lia. Liveryman Gold and 
Silver Wyre Drawers Company, Vice-Pres. 
" Old Contemptibles " Association. President 
Hackney Branch British Legion. Clubs : — 
Royal Thames Yacht and Sunningdale. Addrtss : 
— 26-27, D'Arblay Street, London, W.i. Phone: 
— Gerrard 6635. 

Who's What in the Trade. 


George Howard Cricks. 

One of the oldest members of the Trade. Many 
years with R. W, Paul and manager of his 
London office in Holborn. Among the small 
group who first formed the K.M.A., and one of 
the Trade cummittee who appointed the first 
Film Censor. Is practical in every branch of 
the Trade. Late maker of Lion's Head Films 
Managing Director. Croydon Film Co., Ltd. 
Address; — 70, Onslow Gardens, Wallingtou, 

Reginald Howard Cricks. 

Son of George H.Cricks. Has specialised in the 
technical branch of the trade, having been for 
10 years with W. Vinten, and, since 1926, in 
business as Kinematograph engineer and con- 
sultant. Has designed much apparatus for 
studio, dark-room, and kinema, and is a regular 
contributor to the technical pages of the Kine 
Weekly. Associate of the Royal Photographic 
Society. Addresses: — 159, Wardour Street, 
W.i, and 6, Dulverton Road, Selsdon, South 
Croydon. Phone : — Gerrard 6889. 

Reginald V. Crow. 

[President, C.E.A. i93*-2.] 
One of the leading figures in Kentish Trade 
circles, Mr. Crow is managing director and 
secretary of the Ramsgate and District Popular 
Amusements Co., Ltd., managing director and 
secretary of the Kent Films Motor Transport 
Co., Ltd. (controlling the first complete road 
transport scheme in connection with the trade 
in this country), an ex-Councillor of the Borough 
of Ramsgate, Treasurer and Ex-Chairman of 
the Kent C.E.A. Chairman, 1929, and Trustee, 
London and Home Counties branch. Pro- 
prietor, Grand Cinema, Holloway, N.7. 

F. P. Culbert 

[Man. Dir., R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd.] 
Born 1893. Educated U.S. Naval Academy, 
1911. Retired as lieutenant from the Navy in 
1923. Was in business in France for some time 
prior to joining the R.C.A. Photophone Inc., 
through the Radio Corporation of America. 
Came to England, February, 1929, and with this 
Company as Managing Director of the British 
subsidiary, R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd., and 
General European Manager of the parent 
American Company. Addresses : — Film House, 
Wardour Street, W.i, and Staplands, Oatlands 
Chase, Weybridge, Surrey. Phone : — Gerrard 

Arthur Cunningham. 

Formerly in business in Leeds as tip-up chair 
and furniture manufacturer, Arthur Cunningham 
in the very early days of the business acquired 
an interest with Sydney Carter, and later formed 
New Century Pictures, Ltd., a firm which 
controls the largest circuit of halls in the North. 
In 1919 he was elected a member of the Leeds 
City Council, he has always been prominently 
identified with anything likely to promote the 
best interests of the Trade, both locally and 
nationally, he was first Vice-President of the 
C.E.A. When New Century Pictures, Ltd., 
was sold to Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., was 
retained as managing director. Now director of 
Majestic Picture House, Hull, Princes Hall, 
Hull, Assembly Rooms, Hull, and has large 
interests in the Londesborough and Capitol, 
Scarborough, Queens, Leeds and other theatres. 
Committee man of Kinema Veterans, and the 
C.T.B.F. Has a national reputation as an 
organiser for charity. Addresses : — EI, Welling- 
ton Street, Leeds ; " Tower Crest," Heysham, 


Dillon Damen. 

Several years free lance film and general 
advertising and publicity. Joined Fox as 
assistant publicity manager. Now publicity 
manager Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. Address : — 
H5, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 

C. H. Dand. 

Born 1902. Educated Glasgow University. 
Several years in provincial and London journal- 
ism. Formerly literary adviser and publicity 
director, Associated Sound Film Productions, 
Ltd., Wembley Park. Director of British 
Publicity Talking Films, Ltd. Address: — 99, 
Charlotte Street, London, W.i. Phone: — 
Museum 4426. 

Tom E. Davies. 

Born in 1868', and was educated at Shrews- 
bury. Left the banking business in 19 11 
to enter the film Trade, joining the Western 
Import Co., Ltd. He is a J. P. for Hertfordshire, 
and has occupied several prominent positions in 
Film Trade organisations. Chairman of Incor- 
porated Association of Kinematograph Manu- 
facturers, Ltd. Director of Shrewsbury Empires 
Ltd., Broadway Gardens, Ltd., Walham Green ; 
Fulham Picture Palace, Fulham. Address : — 
16, Dryburgh Road, Putney, S.W.15. 

H. Victor Davis. 

[President, C.E.A., 1928 9.] 

Entered the Industry in 1911. After fourteen 
years' service in the C.E.A. and at least three 
previous invitations to stand for the office, 
which he declined, Mr. Davis was in 1927 
elected Vice-President of the Association 
and President for 1928-q. Endowed with 
the eloquence of the W<"lsh, he has always 
been called upon when missionary work 
was to be done, one of the most notable of 
which efforts was in connection with British 
Film Week in 1921. He served on the Joint 
Committee for British films in 1925-6. Now a 
member of the Board of Trade Advisory Com- 
mittee. He represents the South Wales Branch 
(which he founded) on the General Council of the 
C.E.A. Chairman and co-managing director 
Abertillery Theatres, Ltd. ; managing director 
Ebbw Vale Theatres, Ltd. ; proprietor, Public 
Hall, Newbridge. Phone : — Newbridge 32. 

Alfred Davis. 

Born 1899. Joined the Army at the age of 
fifteen, served throughout the war, at the age of 
eighteen being made a Captain in the M.G.C. 
After the war joined the Davis' Pavilion Circuit, 
being made a director and controlling the film 
booking and publicity departments. Director 
of New Era National Pictures. Ltd ; Assistan t 
Managing Director Davis' Theatre (Croydon), 
Ltd. Joined board of Gaumont-British on its 
formation in 1927. Retired 1928 to take control 
of Davis Theatre, Croydon. Addresses : — 
12, Hyde Park Place, W.2, and Marble Arch 
Pavilion. Phone: — Mayfair 1811. 

Will Day. 

[Managing Director, Will Day, Ltd.] 
Born London, 1873. Was taught lantern 
projection by his father at nine years of age. 
For some years professional cyclist, pioneer 
motorist, aeronaut and entertainer, and in 1898 
commenced showing animated pictures. General 
manager of Walter Tyler, Ltd., later founding 
the Tyler Apparatus Co., Ltd., following which 


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founded and was director and general manager 
of Jury's Kine Supplies, Ltd., eventually 
founding in ion the present bnsiuess of Will 
Day, Ltd. Director of Musikon, Ltd., and 
Managing Director Dayzite, Ltd. Founder and 
Past-Master of the Aniraa Lodge of Freemasons, 
Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and 
the Royal Society of Arts. Vice-President 
Magicians Club and first patentee with J. L. Baird 
of television. President, for second successive 
year, of Society of Model and Experimental 
Engineers. Has made the most authentic 
collection of historical motion picture apparatus 
extant, now housed in the Science Dept. of 
the S. Kensington Museum. President 1929-30 
of Cinema Veterans. Address: — " Hollydene," 
15, Cholmeley Park, Highgate, N.6. 

John Richard Dearn. 

Born in Sheffield, 1870. Accountant by 
profession, being a Fellow of the London Associa- 
tion of Accountants from its inception in 1905. 
Has holdings in several Sheffield Picture Com- 
panies. Formerly Managing Director, Victory 
Palaces (Sheffield), Ltd. Address: — -55, Vivian 
Road, Firth Park, Sheffield. 

Maurice Arthur Dent. 

[Vice-President of the K.R.S.] 
Originally associated with the stage, Mr. Dent 
entered the film side of the entertainment 
industry under J. D. Walker, and was 
responsible for the Scottish distribution of 
Lasky pictures. Later became managing 
director of Waverley Films, Ltd. In November, 
1927, this company became part of British 
International Pictures, Ltd., the board of which 
Mr. Dent joined. Director British International 
Pictures, Ltd. Managing Director, B.I. P. 
(Export), Ltd., and Wardour Films, Ltd. Vice- 
President of the K.R.S. When in Glasgow 
was one of the founders of the Scottish Trade 
Benevolent Fund, the Cinema Club, and was a 
founder member of the Lodge Anima (1223), 
Glasgow. Address : — Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 4314. 

Oscar Deutsch. 

Born 1893 at Birmingham. Director of 
Deutsch & Brenner, Ltd., Birmingham, metal 
merchants and manufacturers. First entered the 
Industry on the renting side, being chairman 
of W. & F. Film Service (Midlands), Ltd., for 
several years. Entered exhibiting side in 1925, 
and is chairman of the following companies : 
Picture Houses (Midlands), Ltd. ; Picture 
Houses (Derbyshire), Ltd. ; and Cinema Service, 
Ltd. Owning the under-mentioned kinemas : 
Odeon Theatre, Perry Barr ; Silver Cinema, 
Worcester ; Picture House, Brierley Hill ; 
Koyal Theatre, Alfreton ; Rial to, Southampton ; 
Grosvenor, Bloxwich ; and Globe Theatre, 
Coventry. Also chairman of Sound Equip- 
ment, Ltd., the marketing company of the 
British Thomson-Houston Sound Reproducer 

and director of Radiovisor Foreign & Colonial, 
Ltd. His other interests are very numerous and 
cover a wide field. Chairman of the Birming- 
ham Branch of the C.E.A. Addresses : — 5, 
Augustus Road, Birmingham, 15 ; and 63, 
Temple Row, Birmingham 2. Phones : — 
Edgbaston 0738 and Midland 4667-8. 

Louis D. Dickson. 

Bom in 1880, Mr. Dickson after training a s 
an electrical engineer entered trade in 1899. 
Appointed kinematographer to Scottish National 
Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1908. Proprietor and 
manager. Hippodrome, Bo'ness, which he built 
in 1912. Vice-Chairman Scottish Branch C.E.A. , 
1926, Chairman 1927, delegate to C.E.A. General 
Council. Address : — " Mora," Bo'ness. 

S. F. Ditcham. 

[Managing Director Universal Pictures.] 
Bom 1884. Joined Ruffell's Bioscope in the 
early days. Then seven years with Gaumont- 
Left Gaumont to join up with International and 
First National Films. Left that company 
to join Universal when European Motion Picture 
Co., Ltd., opened up in this country. Managing 
director of Universal Pictures, Ltd. Club : — 
Golfers. Addresses : — 75, Woodbourae Avenue, 
Streatham, S.W., and Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone .-—Gerrard 9020. 

Arthur Carlyns Niven Dixey, M.P. 

Bom 1889 Started as solicitor in Manchester. 
Entered Parliament 1923, and has held the seat 
f or nine consecutive years, successfully contesting 
four elections. Joint Managing Director of 
London Film Productions, Ltd. Managing 
Director of the Berkley Property and Investment 
Company. Managing Director of. he Bruton 
Trust Company. Address : — 22, Grosvenor 
Street, W.i. Phone : Mayfair 4371. 

C. J. Donada. 

Founder of County Cinemas, Ltd., and 
associated companies. Bom 1895. Educated in 
Switzerland, France and University in Germany. 
Entered the industry in 1913, joining Famous 
Players Film Co., Ltd. (now Paramount), as 
Foreign Correspondent. Remained with this 
organisation for nearly 19 years, during which he 
filled many important posts. In 1932, owing 
to the extension of his exhibiting interests, he 
was compelled to sever his connection with 
Paramount. His companies now control 30 
kinemas. Address : — Dean House, Dean Street, 
W.I. 'Phone: — Gerrard 4543. 

Richard Dooner. 

Pioneer of the kinema movement in Wales, 
was bom in 1872, at Eastwood, Nottingham. 
Became chairman South Wales and Monmouth 
branch of the Cinematograph Exhibitors' 
Association, and owner of the Cosy Kinema 
( Maesteg), Coliseum and Pavilion (Abergavenny). 
Address : — 2, Llwynvi Road, Maesteg. 



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H. Hales Dutton. 

Born in London in 1898. Educated at 
Hailsham College and Tonbridge. Entered the 
film trade via Fleet Street. After some 
years in publicity department of Eox Film 
Co., Ltd., joined Pro Patria Films, Ltd., as 
publicity manager, 1028. Appointed joint 
publicity manager of Pro Patria and British 
Instructional Films, Ltd., September, 1930. 
Joined R.C.A. Photophone as publicity and 
advertising manager, February, 19.31. Address: — 
34, King Edward's Mansions, Fulham Road, 
S.W.6. Phone : — Fulham 7402. 

Arthur Thomas Earnshaw. 

Born at Ramsgate 1872. Has had over thirty 
years' experience of stage lighting, including 
many years with Chas. Frohmann under the 
late Dion Boucicault. One of the founders of 
the Strand Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd., 
the theatre and kinema lighting specialists, and 
original manufacturers of Adrian Samoiloff's 
special lighting apparatus. Also of Strand and 
Interchangeable Signs, Ltd. 19 /24 and 28, Floral 
Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2. Phones : 
— Temple Bar 7464 and Orpington 465. 

Sam. Eckman, Jnr. 

[Managing Director M-G-M and President, 

Entered Industry in 1910, as an exhibitor, 
and was an early member of organisation 
formed to protect the exhibiting side of the 
trade. President of the New York Exhibitors' 
Leagues. In 1914 became New York manager 
of the Mutual Film Corp., later, with the 
formation of the Triangle Film Corporation 
assumed the management of its New York 
Branch. In 1917, took charge of the New York 
office of the newly formed Goldwyn Pict. Corp. 
In 1922, elected vice-president of the Goldwyn 
Distributing Corp. With the amalgamation of 
M-G-M in 1924 took over the management 
of the entire Eastern Division. One of the 
former presidents of the New York Film Board of 
Trade, and is still an honorary member of that 
body. In September, 1927, appointed managing 
director of J.-M.-G. (now M-G-M Pict. Ltd.). 
President of the K.R.S., 1931-2 and 1932-3. 
Clubs: — Army and Navy, New York ; Sojourners, 
New York ; Motion Picture, New York ; Two 
Thirty Three, Los Angeles, Calif. ; Army 
Athletic Association, West Point, New York ; 
and American Club, London ; American 
Chamber of Commerce in London ; American 
Society, London ; The English Speaking 
Union of the British Empire ; Reserve 
Officers' Association of the United States ; The 
Jewish Theatrical Guild of America. Masonic 
Bodies: — Pacific Lodge No. 233, New York 
(Past Master) ; Constitution Chapter No. 230, 
Royal Arch Masons ; Scottish Rite Consistory ; 
Mecca Temple. Addresses: — 73, Devonshire 
House, W.i, and 19, Tower Street. W.C.2. 
Phone: — Temple Bar 8444. 

Major A. 0. Ellis. 

Born 1877. Trained as a surveyor and became 
a member of the Surveyors' Institution. Entered 
the film Industry as exhibitor in 1910. From 
1907 to 1913 member of Devonport Borough 
Council, and for two years chairman of the 

finance committee. Served throughout the 
Great War and was wounded at Ypres in 1917. 
Now owns kinemas in Plymouth, Torquay, 
Paignton, Brixham and Tiverton. Chairman and 
delegate of the Devon and Cornwall Branch of 
the C.E.A. Address: — Homeside, Higher War- 
berry Road, Torquay. 

William Engelke. 

[Managing Director Cinema Traders, Ltd.] 

Born 1879. Educated at St. Mark's College" 
Chelsea, and the Polytechnic. On leaving the 
Polytechnic was apprenticed to the late L. Kamm 
1896-1904. Joined J. Wrench & Son, as works 
manager and chief designer. In 1905 invented 
and patented the first Maltese Cross Projector, 
running in an oil bath, which is now universally 
used. In 1914 this firm was combined with 
Messrs. A. Lyon & Co., as A. Lyon & Wrench, 
Ltd., and Mr. Engelke was made managing 
director and works manager. Built large factory 
at Willesden to cope with war work, employing 
1,000 hands. In 1921 the Wrench firm was 
incorporated with Cinema Traders, Ltd. Member 
of the K.M.A. and of its Standards Sub-Commit- 
tee ; Council of the B.B.F.C. ; Engineering 
Standards Association and Sub-Committee for 
Optical Projection Apparatus ; Society of 
Illuminating Engineers. Addresses : — Red Roofs, 
Blenheim Road, St. Albans, and 26, Church 
Street, W.i. Phones : — St. Albans 414 and 
Gerrard 5287-8. 

S. Taylor Farrell. 

Resident manager, Abbeydale Picture House, 
Sheffield. Address: — 34, Sheldon Road, Nether, 
Edge, Sheffield. Phone (Theatre) : 50540. 

W. G. Faulkner. 

Born 1864 in the Midlands. Began life as a 
teacher. Left the profession in 1888 to become 
a journalist, reaching the editorial chair of a 
well-known weekly dealing with London govern- 
ment. Left that work for the editorial staff of 
the London Evening News as an authority on all 
matters relating to London government. Vice- 
chairman Ilford School Board, 1 896-1902. 
Began study of moving-picture production and 
exhibition in 1909 ; wrote first regular criticisms 
of films in any British newspaper in the Evening 
News, in 1910, and became film editor of that 
journal. Spent three months in the United 
States in 1920 investigating the moving-picture 
Industry there, both in the East and in Cali- 
fornia. Resigned the film editorship of the 
Evening News in October, 1Q21, and established 
his own Film Review. Founded the British 
Association of Film Directors. Address : — 5, 
Green Street, Leicester Square, W.C.2. 
Phones : — Whitehall, 2063. 

Ivor E. Faull. 

Born 1891. Served apprenticeship at Elec- 
trical and Mechanical Engineering. Joined 
Columbia Pictures in 1912, later, Royal Canadian 
Pictures. Ran Coliseum, Tylers town, Pictures 
and Variety. After discharge from army in 
1915 travelled West of England with films. 
Joined Walturdaw in 1921 as Technical Repre- 
sentative ; appointed Sales Manager end of 
1930. Address: — 46, Gerrard Street, London, 
W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 1067. 

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Arnold Rowland Favell. 

Born 1903. Incorporated accountant. Secre- 
tary Sheffield Branch C.E.A.,Walkley Palladium, 
Ltd. ; Ecclesall and Endclifle Picture Palace, 
Ltd. ; Sheffield Amusements Co., Ltd. ; F.ccles- 
field Cinema, Ltd. Son of Sheffield branch 
delegate. Acquired in 1928 the practice of the 
late G. E. Wright. Address .-—47, Bank Street, 

Arthur Rowland Favell. 

[Chairman, Sheffield Branch, C.E.A.] 

A.R. Favell, born in 1869, is a Fellow of the 
London Association of Accountants. He is 
director, general manager and secretary of 
Grosvenor Hall and Estate Co., Ltd., which 
owns the Kinema House, Hillsborough, man- 
aging director of the YValkley Palladium, Shef- 
field, and dir'ctor of Adelphi Picture House. 
Attercliffe. Chairman of C.E.A. Sheffield 
Branch. Address: — "Beech Holme," Marcliffe 
Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield. 

W. A. Fielder. 

Originally connected with the grain trade as a 
member of the Baltic. Entered Film Industry 
in 1919 in Sales Dept. of Wardour Films. Ltd. ; 
promoted to London branch manager ; later to 
assistant sales manager, and is now assistant 
to managing director. Addresses : Film House, 
Wardour Street, and 173 Covington Way, 
S.W.i 6. 

Hugh Findlay. 

(Studio Publicity Manager, Gaumont British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd.) 
Brief qpmmercial experience before joining 
Army in September, 1914. In 1919 entered 
Civil Service, Medical Division, Ministry of 
Pensions ; joined publicity department of Pathe 
Freres, having previously essayed free-lance 
journalism. Subsequently took up an appoint- 
ment in the Gaumont Company's Publicity 
Department, of which he took charge in 1919. 
In 193 1 appointed studio publicity manager, 
Gaumont British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
becoming responsible for publicising production 
activities at the Shepherd's Bush and Islington 
Studios, and elsewhere. Address : — Lime Grove, 
Shepherd's Bush, W.12. 'Phone: — Shepherd's 
Bush 1210. 

Theo. H. Fliegelstone. 

Born in 1895 at Cardiff, enlisted 19 14, gained 
M.C. Joined Servalls' Exclusives, Ltd., as 
managing director. South Wales delegate to 
K.R.S. 1928- 1930, took over control of Lewisham 
Hippodrome. Managing director of T.H.F. 
Theatres Ltd., and Watford Amusements, Ltd. 
Member of Council, London C.E.A. Branch. 
Club: — R.A.C. Address: — (I, Berkeley Court, 
Baker Street, N.W.i. Phone : — Welbeck 2301. 

Chas. G. Fox, F.C.I.S. 

Born 1872. Educated at Owen's School, 
Islington. Started manufacturing kinemato- 
graph apparatus in conjunction with the late 
Ernest F. Moy at end of 1895. Formed the 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd., in 1898. Is now 
chairman of Ernest F. Moy, Ltd. ; chairman of 
Omnia Kine Apparatus Co., Ltd. ; chairman of 
Beardmore Trust, Ltd. ; treasurer and member 

of the Standards Committee of the I.A.K.M. ; 
and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secre- 
taries. Club: — Rotary. Address: — 76, West 
Hill, Highgate, N.6. 

R. Duncan French. 

Born at Kendal in 1872, Mr. French went to 
Liverpool in 1893, where he qualified as an In- 
corporated Accountant. In 1912 became inter- 
ested in the flotation of Picturedrome Companies. 
Now secretary of twelve such companies, 
and his firm are auditors of others. Director 
of Tunnel Road Picturedrome Co., Ltd. Member 
of the Committee of the North-Western Branch 
of the C.E.A. and delegate to General Council. 
Member of the Liverpool City Council for the 
past ten years, and is Chairman of the Housing 
Committee, and member of the Finance, Co- 
ordination and Parliamentary Committees, the 
Watch and the Housing Committees of that 
Corporation. Club : — Liverpool Constitutional 
Club. Addresses: — 63, Marlborough Road, 
Tuebrook, Liverpool ; and 17, North John 
Street, Liverpool. 

W. R. Fuller. 

[General Secretary, C.E.A.] 

Since succeeding W, Gavazzi King as General 
Secretary of the C.E.A. in 1925-26, Mr. Fuller 
has contributed valuable aid to the Industry 
in several directions, notably in regard to the 
strengthening of the Association's power in the 
course of the long negotiations preparatory to 
the drafting of the Cinematograph Films Bill 
and the organisation of the policy put forward to 
the Government during its consideration of the 
measure. As a Barrister-at-Law his qualifica- 
tions have been important factors in the work 
of the C.E.A. Address: — Broadmead House, 
Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone .-—Whitehall 

W. J. Gell. 

[Managing Director, Gaumont Co., Ltd.] 

First joined the Gaumont Company in 1910, 
later being transferred to its Newcastle Branch. 
Subsequently he enjoyed progressive and steady 
promotion, and from Newcastle he went to 
Liverpool as Manager of the branch, subse- 
quently becoming District Manager covering 
Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester, returning 
to London in 1922 as Joint General Manager of 
the Company. In March, 1928, he was elected 
to the board of directors of the Gaumont Com- 
pany, Ltd., as Joint Managing Director, and in 
March, 1929, was appointed sole Managing 
Director. Is also a Director of British Acoustic 
Films, Ltd. (the patentees and manufacturers of 
the process by which all Gaumont British pro- 
ductions are recorded) ; International Acoustic 
Films, Ltd.; Gainsborough Pictures (1928), 
Ltd. ; Film Clearing Houses, Ltd., and Denman 
Picture Houses, Ltd. Club : — R.A.C. Addresses: 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.X.j and 8, Kid- 
dcrpore Gardens, Hampstead, N.W.3. 'Phone: 
— Gerrard 9292. 

William Thompson Gent. 

[Past Chairman, Sheffield Branch, C.E.A.] 
Born at Doddington, Cambridgeshire, in 
1852. He became actively associated with 
the Industry in 1913, when he was appointed 
chairman of the directors at the Coliseum, 

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Spital Hill, Sheffield. He is also chairman and 
governing director of Adelphi Picture 
House, Attcrcliffe. Governing Manager of 
W. T. Gent and Sons, who carry on business at 
Spital Hill and Attcrcliffe, Sheffield. Amongst 
other public duties, he served as a Member of the 
Sheffield City Council from 1896 to 1905. A 
keen sportsman, he was in his younger days 
famous as a longdistance runner and cyclist. 
Address: — 127, Ecclesall Road, South Sheffield. 

Sir Walter G'bbons. 

Consulting Engineer. Born 1871. Is a 
Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of 
Jerusalem. For services rendered during the 
war has received the following decorations : — 
The Medaille d'Honneur en Vermeil du Ministers 
des Affaires (First Class) France ; the Medaille 
due Roi Albert, also the Medaille de la Croix 
Rouge, Belgium ; the Insignia of Distinction 
of the Russian Red Cross, also the Insignia of the 
Russian Red Cross (First Class) ; Commander 
of the Order of the Crown of Roumania ; also 
the Roumanian Star (Officers Grade) First Class, 
and the Order of Crucea Meutal Sanitas First 
Class. Is one of His Majesty's Deputy Lieuten- 
ants for the County of London ; has been 
admitted to the Freedom of the City of London ; 
also 1 92 1 organised the whole of the Transport 
for London and the Home Counties to meet 
the emergency likely to arise. Is Vice-Chairman 
and a Founder of the Automobile Association ; 
also Chairman of the Royal Botanic Society. 
Clubs .-—Royal Thames Yacht, B»th. Address : 
30, Clarges Street, London, W.i. 

Mont Gilpin. 

Born in 1876, Mr. Gilpin was one of the 
pioneers during the touring days of the kine- 
matograph. For several years he was manager 
for Andrews' Pictures at St. James' Hall, 
Plymouth ; at Andrews' new Picture House, 
Plymouth; at Colne, Lanes, Bristol, Westcliff- 
on-Sea, and Portsmouth. For eight years pro- 
prietor of the Belgrave Picture Theatre, Ply- 
mouth, he became managing director when it 
was converted into a limited liability company. 

Reginald Gittoes-Davies. 

[Director of Publicity and Advertising for Britain 
to Paramount]. 
Born 1898. Newspaperman in Birmingham, 
London and St. Albans. Editor, Leicester 
Evening Mercury, 1923. Joined editorial staff 
Daily Express , London, 1926. Became Editor 
E. Express, Cardiff, 1927-1929. First Editor 
E. World, Bristol, 1929-1931. Supervising 
Editor, Northcliffe Newspapers 1931-2. 
Address : Paramount House, 156 Wardour 
Street W.i. Clubs : Press and Faculty of Arts. 
Phone : Gerrard 7700. 

Isaac Graham. 

[Central Picture House, Sheffield.} 
Born at Hull in i877,receiving his education in 
that city. A business man with many interests 
in the commercial life of Sheffield, he at first 
took up " Movies " more as a hobby, but has 
recently considerably increased his interests 
in the Trade. In 1914 he became an active 
director of Premier Pictures, Ltd., Sheffield, 
and more recently of the Abbeydale Picture 
House Co., Ltd., and Central Picture House 
Co. (Sheffield), Ltd. He is also Managing 

Director of the Palace Picture Theatre, Newark, 
and the Newark Kinema. Address : — 37, 
Collegiate Crescent, Broombal Park, Sheffield. 

John Cecil Graham. 

Became identified with the film business in its 
early days and has continued in the Industry 
since, with the following concerns : Western Film 
Co., St. Louis, Mo. ; Swanson Crawford Film Co. ; 
Reliance Motion Picture Co., New York; Uni- 
versal Film Manufacturing Co., New York ; 
Mutual Film Corp. , New York. Director of the 
following companies : Paramount Public Cor- 
poration, New York ; Paramount Film Service, 
Ltd., London ; Plaza Theatre Company, Ltd., 
London ; Carlton Theatre Company, Ltd., 
London ; Paramount (Manchester) Theatre, Ltd.; 
Paramount-Astoria-Theatres, Ltd.; Paramount- 
Newcastle-Theatre, Ltd.; Paramount-Leeds- 
Theatre Ltd. ; Olympic Kinematograph Labora- 
tories, Ltd., London ; Famous-Lasky Film 
Service, Ltd., Sydney, Australia; Societe 
Anonima Italiana Films Paramount, Rome ; 
Paramount Film A.G., Berlin ; Societe Anonyme 
Francaise des Films Paramount, Paris ; Les 
Studios Paramount, St. Maurice, Seine, Paris; 
Paramount Films S.A., Barcelona ; N.V. 
Paramount Films, Amsterdam. Address: — 
Paramount House, 166-170, Wardour Street, 

Walter Grant. 

Bom in 1877, educated at Mill Hill House 
and University of Birmingham. Qualified in 
Medicine and Dental Surgery. Entered the 
Industry in 1909. Founded P.C.T. with the 
late Dr. Jupp, and became one of the first 
Directors. Now with Gaumont British Cor- 
poration, P.C.T. and associated Companies. 
Club: Royal Automobile. Address 211, 
Maida Vale, W.9. 

Frank Davis Gray. 

[Ex-Chairman, Leicester Branch, C.E.A.] 
Mr. Gray filled the office of Chairman of the 
Leicester branch of the C.E.A. for a period of 
three years, during which the branch passed 
through a very strenuous time. Has been 
manager of the Olympia Picture Theatre, 
Leicester, ever since the house was erected 
nineteen years ago. Address: — 49, Highfield 
Street, Leicester. 

Frank Green. 

Man. Dir. Filmophone, Ltd., and Filmophone 
Renters, Ltd.; Director Filmophone Flexible 
Records, Ltd. Address: — National House, 
Wardour Street, W.i. 

H. J. Green. 

[Ex-Chairman, Scottish Branch of the C.E.A.] 

Son of the late George Green and a princi- 
pal of the well-known Green's circuit of halls, 
His recent presidency of the Scottish branch 
was a popular one, and since then the 
large amount of hard work put in by him in 
the interests of exhibitors and the trade gener- 
ally has been recognised on all sides. The 
Green circuit, in which he and his brother are 
associated, added in October the Playhouse, 
Renfield Street, Glasgow, the largest kinema in 
Europe. Address : — Craigie Hall, Bellahouston, 

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J. Leslie Greene. 

Born in 1 875, at Liverpool, Leslie Greene 
has become one of the leading figures in Liverpool 
film circles. He was educated privately, and 
entered the journalistic profession, becoming 
finally managing director of the Liverpool City 
Press, Ltd. He afterwards entered the film 
business, and is now chairman of the Hope 
Hall, Cinema, Liverpool, the Kingsway, Hoy- 
lake, and Walton Vale P.H., managing director, 
Metropole Theatre, Bootle. and Queen's, 
Hoylake, Chairman, Enterprises (Liverpool), 
Ltd., Booking Agent for the Victoria Cinema, 
Liverpool. Chairman and managing director, 
New Carlton Rooms, and was in 1920 made the 
first president of the Liverpool Kinema Exchange. 
Club : — Liverpool Press Club. Office Address : — 
7. Elliott Street, Liverpool. W. Phone : — Royal 
538. London Offices : — 128, Nightingale Lane, 
S.W.12. Phone: — Battersea 2647. 

John Grierson. 

[Empire Marketing Board.] 
Born Deanston, N.B., 1898. Educated 
Glasgow University. Research in social psy- 
chology at American universities. Newspaper 
work in U.S.A. and lectured and wrote for 
Paramount. Surveyed educational and pro- 
paganda film methods in different countries 
for the Empire Marketing Board. Film Officer, 
E.M.B., 1928. Addresses : — 2, Queen Anne's 
Gate Buildings, S.W.i, and 37, Oxford Street, 
W.i. Phones : — Victoria 3452 and Gerrard 

D. E. Griffiths. 

General Sales Manager First National-Pathe 
Ltd. Bom at Barry Dock, Glam., 1895. 
Several years' experience in the United States 
on the renting sjde of the industry with Fox and 
Famous Players. Joined First National in 
1926 as Branch Manager, Cardiff. Later 
appointed London Branch Manager, and then 
became General Sales Manager Now Managing 
Director First National Film Distributors, Ltd., 
and Director Warner Bros., Ltd. Private 
Address : — 88, Twyford Avenue, Ealing, London, 

Harold Robert Lester Groom. 

Educated Margate, Switzerland, France, and 
Germany ; specialised in electrical engineering 
South-Western Polytechnic : successively served 
with West London Engineering Works, Gwynms, 
Ltd., Underground Electric Railways, Metro- 
politan Power Supply Co., and in 1913 became 
associated with the General Electric Co., where 
he is now in charge of sales work and the prepara 
tion of tenders and general technical work of the 
engineering department ; for last seven years has 
been in charge of the stage lighting department. 
Address : — Magnet House, Kingsway, W.C.2. 
Phone: — Regent 7050. 

William Arthur Guy. 

[Director Cinema Traders, Ltd.] 
Born 1890. Entered business life with a firm 
of brewers 1904-14, then educated by H.M.S. 
to War conditions 1914-1919, 1919 engaged by 
Cinema Traders, Ltd., as book-keeper. 1921, 
became Secretary of the Company. 1926, joined 
Board of Directors. At present time controlling 
the financial and commercial side of firm, and in 
conjunction with W. Engelke, sole owners of the 

Company in question. Member Knightsbridge 
Lodge of Freemasons (2978). Addresses : — " Sai- 
Wen," Savile Close, New Maiden, and 26, Church 
Street, W.i ; Phones : — Maiden 0535 and 
Gerrard 5287-8. 

Julius Hagen. 

Born 1 884. At the age of eighteen went into 
partnership with Leon M. Lion in various plays. 
Afterwards joined Fred Terry and Julia Neilson. 
He left the stage to enter the film business, joining 
Ruffells'. From there he was engaged by Essanay 
Company to break down the boycott which 
existed all over the United Kingdom on the 
Chaplin Films. From this company he joined 
Stoll's and afterwards left to join Universal as 
London manager. Then joined Astra National as 
general manager and exploited for them " The 
Flag Lieutenant." He was instrumental with 
J. B. Williams in forming the W.P. Film Com- 
pany ; in 1928 formed the Strand Film Co., Ltd. 
from which he has now resigned. Managing 
Director, Twickenham Film Studios Ltd. 
Address :— St. Margarets, Middlesex. Phone : — 
Popesgrove 2257. 

Alderman Edwin Haigh, J.P. 

[Ex-Chairman, Liverpool Branch, C.E.A.] 
Born in 1864, at Liverpool, Edwin Haigh is 
now either proprietor, director or managing 
director of many of the leading kinemas in the 
Merseyside area, including new Hope Hall 
Cinema, Ltd. ; Greater Scala (Liverpool), Ltd. ; 
Futurist (Liverpool), Ltd. ; Lyric (Birkenhead), 
Ltd. ; Tivoli Cinema, Ltd. ; Wallasey Cinema, 
Ltd. ; Homer Cinema, Ltd. ; Haigh Picture 
Theatres, Ltd. Outside the Trade he is connected 
with many billiard halls and roller skating rinks. 
He was the original founder and first chairman 
of the C.E.A. in Liverpool, and is also a member 
of the Liverpool City Council ; also a Magistrate 
for the City of Liverpool. Now assisted in his 
theatre interests by his son (Capt. J. H. Haigh, 
M.C.) as partner. Club : — Liverpool Senior 
Conservative. Address: — "San Roque," Cal- 
derstones Park, Liverpool. 

Erie Hakim. 

(Managing Director, Cinema House, Ltd., Electric 
Theatres ( 1908), Ltd., National Distributors, Ltd., 
and Co-operative Cinematograph Co., Ltd.) 
Became well known in the industry by insisting 
on a high standard of music for orchestra settings 
to silent films. Became managing director of 
Cinema House, Ltd., and Electric Theatres 
(1908), Ltd., controlling a chain of kinemas in 
London and the provinces. Broke into 
British production with " The Outsider " in 
1931, distributed by M-G-M, followed by 
" Two White Arms " and " Diamond Cut 
Diamond " for the same company. Sponsored 
the highly successful foreign and cultural film 
movement at the Academy. Founded the new 
renting organisation of National Distributors, 
Ltd. Address : — -Cinema House, 225, Oxford 
Street, W.i, and Chiltern Court, Regent's Park, 
N.W. 'Phone .-—Gerrard 3814. 

Harry Hargreaves. 

Born in 1865 at Clitberoe, Lancashire. Took 
over the management of the Albert Hall and 
Queen's Market, Morecambe, 1895, converted 
the Market into a kinema 1920, now called the 
Palladium . Ran his first picture 1 900 . Secretary 

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and Treasurer, West Lancashire Branch, C.E.A., 
and delegate to the General Council. Hon. Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Morecarnbe Entertainment 
Proprietors and Managers Association. A Well- 
known character in the kinema world ; just 
entered upon his thirty-eighth year as general 
manager of the above building. 

Hugh V. Harraway. 

[Solicitor, K.R.S.] 
Admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 
1906, Mr. Harraway has always been closely 
identified with the film renting industry. He 
was instrumental in forming the Kinematograph 
Renters' Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 
Limited, and has since acted as its solicitor ; as 
also its predecessor, the Cinematograph Trade 
Protection Society. Address : — 12, South 
Square, Gray's Inn, W.G.I. Phone : — Chancery 

Samuel Harris, F.A.I. 

Born 1875. Educated Brighton College. 
Senior partner of Harris & Gillow. Fellow of 
the Auctioneers' Institute. Expert valuer and 
adviser in regard to kinema and theatrical 
properties for all the prominent firms in the 
industry since establishment of the business. 
Appointed valuer to various County Councils. 
Club .-—Constitutional. Address: — 80 & 82, 
Wardour Street, W.i. 

Norman Hart. 

[Solicitor, C.E.A.] 
Norman Hart was bora in Bradford and 
educated at the Grammar School and Denstone 
College. For some years he was connected with 
the manufacturing and merchandise of the 
Bradford trade, but eventually gave this up and 
went to Cambridge, where he represented his 
college at tennis, cricket and football during 
the three years he was residing there. Then 
taking a Law Degree he was articled in London, 
where he has since been in practice. Since 
being appointed solicitor to the C.E.A., he has 
dealt with a number of Trade cases. Addresses : 
— 37, Pembroke Square, S.W.i, and Broadmead 
House, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone /—White- 
hall 6814. 

C. Hartley-Davies. 

Originally trained for the legal profession. 
Took up journalism and lecturing, and toured 
the world with tri-unial-quadruple lantern 
entertainments and lectures. In 1896 he 
became interested in moving pictures, later 
giving exhibitions in London and the provinces. 
After study of technical side and tour of Egypt 
in 1910 resumed exhibitor interests. Was in 
charge of the cinema equipment of the American 
Expeditionary Force Y.M.C.A., on all fronts. 
Chairman of the London and Home Counties 
Branch, C.E.A., 1924, and a member of the 
General Council from that date. Active 
member of S.M.P.E. Vice-President of Kine- 
Cameramen's Society, Secretary of the Guild 
of British Kinema Projectionists and Techni- 
cians, organiser of the Trade Exhibition in 
connection with the C.E.A. Annual Conference, 
editor of the Cinematograph Times, Technical 
Section. Director of British Film Cleaners, 
Ltd., Speciality Films, Ltd., Val Prince Decora- 
tions, Ltd. Address : — The Studio, 15, 
Charlotte Street, W.i. 

H. E. Hayward. 

Joined the exhibiting side in 1920. Managing 
Director of the New Royalty Kinema, Brixton ; 
and later Managing Director of the Rivoli, 
Southend. In 1924 commenced film renting, 
introducing the famous Music Master Series. 
Filmed the C.E.A. Conferences at Glasgow 
and Brighton. Produced scries of two-reel 
films, "Beauty Spots of Britain" Series; 
and a number of educational and interest films. 
Many years member of Executive Committee 
C.E.A., London Branch, and on the Technical 
Committee. Produced " Tour of the West 
Indies" film, 1929. Address: — 106, King's 
Avenue, S.W.4. Phone : — Tulse Hill 3904. 

Edward Thomas Heron, J.P. 

[Founder and Secretary, Anima Lodge.] 

E. T. Heron has been responsible for the 
founding of eight Freemasons' Lodges, including 
the Anima Lodge, of which he was the first 
Worshipful Master. Born in 1867, he was 
educated at the Haberdashers' School. He is an 
ex-alderman of the Borough of St. Pancras, and 
was mayor in 1908-9 He is the founder of 
the Kinematograph IVeeklv and other Trade 
journals, and of E. T. Heron and Co., Ltd. .print- 
ers and publishers, of Silver End and London, 
managing director Maxclif Publishing Co., Ltd. 
Proprietor of St. Leonards golf course and tennis 
courts. Address : — "Silver End," St. Leonards- 

Graham Scott Hewett, D.S.C. 

Born 1889. Joined Trade in 1909. Inter- 
national Feature Film Corporation in 1910. 
International Cinematograph Corporation, 
1912. International Productions, 1930. Three 
years' naval service. Awarded D.S.C. on 
the Vindictive at Zeebrugge. On Council of 
K.R.S. Has distributed nearly 2,000 British 
and foreign films in the United Kingdom, and 
supervised many notable productions, including 
" Tommy Atkins " (in 1914), " When Fleet 
Meets Fleet," "Interviewing Wild Animals," 
etc. Arranged first public demonstration 
television, Coliseum, London. Clubs : — Royal 
Corinthian Yacht Club ; The Ice Club. Ad- 
dresses : — 101, Wardour Street, W.i; and 
" Woodheights," Sutton, Surrey. 

Edward Hewitson. 

[Ex-President, C.E.A, \ 

Was manager for 15 years of Theatre Royal, 
Smethwick, a "legitimate" house. Gave first 
moving picture shows in borough, renting 
town hall for the purpose. Proprietor to-day 
of five of the nine halls in Smethwick : Prince's 
Hall ; Palace, Oldbury Road ; Windsor, Bear- 
wood ; Majestic, Bearwood, and Empire. Ex- 
President of the C.E.A. Ex-Chairman of 
Birmingham and Midland Branch of the C.E.A. 
and Member of General Council of C.E.A. 
Takes an active interest in public and social 
life of Smethwick. Vice-Chairman of the Birm- 
ingham and District Cinema Benevolent Fund. 
Immediate Past-President Smethwick Rotary 
Club. Member of the Joint Committee of 
Birmingham Magistrates and Exhibitors. 
Councillor, County Borough of Smethwick. 
Address : — 279, Lordswood Road, Harbourne. 
Birmingham. Phone : Bearwood, Birmingham 

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Frank Hill, F.C.I S. 

[Secretary, K.R.S.] 
Frank Hill, the secretary of the Kine- 
matograph Renters' Society of Great Britain 
and Ireland, Ltd., was born in London in 1887. 
In 1912 elected an Associate of the Chartered 
Institute of Secretaries and Fellow in 1928. 
In 1913 he became Secretary of the Tele- 
phone Development Company (1912), Ltd. ; 
and had charge of the affairs of the Constanti- 
nople Telephone Company. During this period 
also a large proportion of the work in liquidating 
the National Telephone Company, Ltd., 
devolved upon him. From 1915 to 1918 he 
was general manager and secretary of the 
Performing Rights Society, Ltd. He was 
appointed secretary of the K.R.S. in January, 
1919. Address:- — " Heathcote," Pangbourne. 

Abe Hollander. 

Born at Leicester in 1 883, Abe Hollander was 
educated at the Nottingham University. He 
has been Managing Director of Special Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. ; the Futurist, Manchester ; the 
Whitehall, Derby ; the Globe, Cheetham ; the 
Queen's, Hollinwood ; the Scala, Hyde ; the 
Alexandra, Hyde ; and at the same time was a 
Director of the Scala Middlesbrough, and 
Futurist and Scala, Birmingham. He was 
owner of the Scala, Brighton, and Chairman of 
Keycities, Ltd., controlling a number of films, 
and the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. In 191 3 
he was partner with Sol Levy in Midland 
Film Co,, together with Sol Levy and Alfred 
Leslie built the Scala and Futurist, Birmingham. 
In 1914 head traveller for Sun exclusives, later 
becoming manager for eight counties. Special- 
ises in launching gigantic supers, and put out 
in England originally, " Birth of a Nation," 
" Hearts of the World," and " Intolerance." 
Clubs : — Central Birmingham, Derby County, 
Manchester Kinema Club and the Stadium, 
London. Address : — " St. Malo," Queenscourt, 
Wembley, Middx. Phone: — Wembley 2746. 

S. H. Hope. 

[General Manager, Rex Publicity Service, Ltd.] 
Born 1898. Educated King Edward VPs 
School, Birmingham. Stage and screen career 
commenced after the War. Later general 
manager, Futurist, Liverpool. Joined Savoy 
Cinemas, Ltd., subsequently appointed publicity 
manager A. B.C., Ltd. Transferred to Rex 
Publicity Service, Ltd., as general manager, in 
1929. Address: — 58 Shaftesbury Avenue, W. 

John A. Houston. 

[Secretary Scottish Branch of the C.F..A.] 
Besides being the very active Secretary of 
the Scottish Branch of the C.E.A., he is also 
Secretary for a few picture houses in Scotland. 
A partner of the well-known chartered account- 
ancy firm of Turner and Houston, he has done 
much to further the interests of the kinema 
Trade in Scotland. Has done good work for 
the Benevolent Fund in the capacity of secretary 
of that organisation. Address : — 90, Mitchell 
Street, Glasgow, Ci. 

Alex. Howie. 

Born in Lanarkshire. Entered film business as 
an exhibitor in 1919. Past member of executive 

committee of Scottish Branch and Genera 
Council C.E.A. Past president Cinema Club 
(Glasgow). Managing director of Rex Publicity 
Service, Ltd., 58, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
and 95, Renfield Street, Glasgow. Clubs : — 
Royal Scottish Automobile, Aldwych, Coombe 
Hill Golf Club, Screen Golfing Society. Address : 
— 92, Lancaster Gate, London, W. 

A. Hubrich. 

Born 1 886. Educated in Austria and Hungary. 
Joined the Trade in 1919 with the former Decla 
Company (Foreign Department) in Berlin. 
Represented Decla and later Ufa for several 
years in Holland. Represented Ufa in the 
United Kingdom from November, r925, until 
December, 1927. Now associated with British 
International Pictures, Ltd. Address : Film 
House, Wardour Street, W.r. 

David Hughes. 

Born at Neath in 1 865, and educated at Swan - 
sea. He has a controlling interest in the following 
halls : New Theatre, Maesteg ; Grand Cinema, 
Porth ; Olympia, Ogmore Vale ; Pandyfield 
Pioturedrome ; Royal Cinema Co., Tonypandy ; 
Pavilion, Treorchy ; joint managing director 
Plaza, North Road, Cardiff ; andis also interested 
in the Cinema, Pontygwaith. He is chairman of 
the South Wales Kinema Conciliation Board and 
a prominent memberof the SouthWales branch of 
the C.E.A. Clubs .-—Glamorgan Club, Cardiff, 
and Business Men's, Tonypand}. Business 
Addresses : — Salisbury Cottage, Trealaw, 
Khondda and " Danygraig," Dinas, Rhondda . 

W. J. Hutchinson, 

[Managing Director, Fox Ftlm Company,) 

Born in 1892. Mr. Hutchinson entered the 
kinematograph industry - fourteen years ago. 
In the course of his experience he has carried 
on Fox business in nearly every country in the 
world. Address: — 13, Bemers Street, W.I, 

Ralph lllingworth. 

Publicity manager of British International 
Pictures, Ltd., and Wardour Films, Ltd. 
Started 1901 as musical director Sydney Carter 
New Century Pictures, touring with fit-up 
kinema shows. Joined the late Henry Hibberl, 
1912 ; present appointment, London, 1921. 
Address:—- 13, Vaughan Avenue, Hendon, N.W.4. 

J. C. Jones. 

[General Manager, Pathe Pictures, Ltd.] 

Joined Jury's Imperial Pictures, Ltd., 1911. 
Joined Pathe as Chief Accountant, 1920 . 
appointed Sales Controller in 1923. Rejoined 
Jury-Metro-Goldwyn, Ltd., 1928, as statistician. 
Appointed Secretary, M-G-M. in 1929. In 1931, 
appointed Director and General Manager of 
Pathe Pictures, Ltd. Address :— 84, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 5701. 

Horace Judge. B.A. Lond. . 

Manager in U.S.A. for Charles Dillingham 
and George C. Tyler with George Arliss, Elsie 
Janis and Fritzi Scheff, and other leading stars. 
Assistant advertising manager Universal( U.S.A.) 
and First National Pictures, Inc. (U.S.A.). 

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Manager of Publicity and Advertising First 
National Pictures, Ltd., 1923-1928. Member of 
the Board of Directors, 1924.-1929 ; general 
manager in France for French Phototone, Ltd., 
1920 ; Director, Fulvue Film, Ltd., 1930-31. 
Address : — Park Cottage Manor Way, Becken- 
ham, Kent. Phone : — Beckenham 0244. 

Sir William Jury. 

Born in 1 870. Sir William Jury is one of the 
oldest members of the Trade, with widespread 
interests in every branch. He was prominently 
identified with the Trade Ambulance Fund and 
is also keenly interested in the Trade Benevolent 
Fund. During the war Sir William was the 
organiser of the supply of films for the Western 
Front, Italy, Salonica, Mesopotamia, Egypt and 
Palestine, whilst he also rendered considerable 
help in connection with the War Loan and 
in organising war charities. These various 
services were recognised in 1918, when he was 
created a knight. Managing Director of Jury- 
Metro-Goldwyn, Ltd., 1924 101927. Address: 
— Sherwood House, Reading. 

Michael Neville Kearney. 

Head of the Film Industries Department of the 
F.B.I, and Secretary of the Film Producers' 
Group ; General Manager and Secretary, British 
L'nitcd Film Producers, Ltd.) 
Bom in Co. Durham, 1885. Educated in 
England and no the Continent. After a 
brief commercial career, was employed 
in H.M.'s Consulate-General at Antwerp, 
transferred to the Foreign Office in April, 1915, 
and later appointed Commercial Secretary at 
Brussels. Was secretly of the Inter-Allied 
Commission for the Economic Reconstruction of 
Belgium and director of that Commission in 
Brussels from the Armistice until its work was 
completed. On retiring from the Government 
Service in 1920 controlled a financial corporation 
in the City and later acted as financial adviser 
to certain industrial firms. Joined the Federa- 
tion of British Industries in 1929, and was in 
charge of the Contracts, Company Law and 
Film Industries Departments. Represented the 
interests of the British Film Production Industry 
at Ottawa during the Imperial Economic 
Conference, 1932. 

Cecil Kershaw, A.lnst.P. 

Bom 1884. Man. Dir. of Soho, Ltd., for- 
merly Amalgamated Photographic Manu- 
facturers, Ltd., 3, Soho Square, London, 
W.i. Proprietors of A. Kershaw and Son, 
Leeds. Manufacturers of Kalee Projectors and 
Accessories, and other scientific, optical and 
precision engineering work. Also director of the 
Thornton Pickard Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 
Altrincham. Addresses: — 3, Soho Square, 
W.i; 200, Uarehills Lane, Leeds, and " Glen- 
royd," Park Lane, Roundhay, Leeds. 

Paul Kimberley, O.B.E. 

Born I. angley, near Birmingham. Assistant 
Manager to Church Army Lantern Dept., 
1903; joined Frank Brockliss 1909; founded 
Imperial Film Co., June. 1913; supervised 
production of " Ivanhoe," the biggest British 
production of that time, lie came associated 
with I lepworth Picture Plays, 191 7; appointed 

director, sales and distribution manager 
Managing director, Hepworth Film Service 
Ltd., until 1924. Now managing directors 
National Screen Service. Ltd. In 1916 founded 
scheme for training disabled ex-Service men as 
operators, afterwards taken over by the National 
Kinema Trades Advisory Committee ; appointed 
technical adviser to Committee. Address: — 
1, Pierrepoint Road, Acton, W. 

W. Gavazzi King. 

(Died January 14, 1933.) 

[Late Consulting Secretary, C.E.A.] 

Born in Dublin in 1856, W. Gavazzi King 
waseducated at Loretto, Scotland, and graduated 
at the University of Edinburgh. Taking up 
journalism, he also became a lecturer on science 
and literature. He joined the C.E.A. in 1912 
and only resigned the general secretaryship 
in 1926, maintaining his association by the 
offices of consulting secretary and editor of the 
Film Reports. Clubs .--- Caledonian, National 

George King. 

After considerable experience in the renting 
side of the Industry, and extensive study of 
sound and studio technique and mechanics, pro- 
duced " Too Many Crooks " for Fox. Since 
then has directed a series of successful talking 
pictures, including " Leave it to Me," " Mid- 
night," "Number, Please," "The Professional 
Guest," " Two Way Street," and the successful 
feature productions " Deadlock," " Self Made 
Lady," " Men of Steel," and "Sullen Seas." 
Managing director of F. George King, Ltd. 
Address : — 72, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 
Phone : — Gerrard 3189. 

4. Scott Knight. 

[Chairman, Knight and Co. {Engineers), I. Id.) 

Bom 1878. Educated Liverpool Institute. 
Technical training, Experimental Workshops, 
Liverpool University. Kinephotographic experi- 
ence in development in crossed hayrake days. 
Accidentally entered theatre engineering in 
1920. Thought there was a field for firstnclass 
engineering on original lines and has found a 
sufficient number of progressive owners, promi- 
nent architects and enlightened consulting 
engineers to have changed thinking into con- 
viction. Responsible for the largest orchestra 
lift, the first revolving console lift, the first 
electrically hauled and hydraulically lowered 
fire curtain and first completely mechanised stage 
in this country. Address : — Winchmore Works, 
Springfield Road, London, N.n. 

Alexander Korda. 

Before entering the industry was a European 
newspaper journalist. His first films were made 
for European companies, iucluding Ufa. He 
then went to Hollywood and made numerous 
successful films, including the witty " Private 
Life of Helen of Troy." On his return to Europe 
he made pictures for Paramount French organi- 
sation and then came to England and made his 
first British film, " Service for Ladies." " Wed- 
ding Rehearsal " and " The Girl from Maxim's " 
are his second and third British films. He is 
Joint Managing Director of London Film 
Productions, Ltd. Address : — 22, Grosvenor 
Steet, W.i, Phont : Mayfair 4371. 

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John Lambert. 

First entered the business in association with 
the late Henry Hibbert at Bradford. Founded 
the Wellington Film Service at Leeds. Now is 
managing director of the Central Cinema, 
Harrogate ; Regal, Shipton, Ltd. ; New 
Gallery, Ltd., Leeds; Regal, Eccleshill, Brad- 
ford ; Modern Theatres, Ltd., Leeds ; etc. 
Deputy Lord Mayor Leeds, 1927-8. He was 
the founder and first chairman of directors, 
Yorkshire Kinema Exchange. Clubs : — Leeds 
and County and Yorkshire Cinema. Address : — 
Lynwood, Park Villas, Roundhay, Leeds. 

Robb Lawson. 

Publicity and Exploitation Director to United 
Artists. Formerly with Universal and F.B.O. 
Offices. Managed London Newspaper Service. 
Introduced Prologues to Great Britain at 
Alhambra, London, in 1920, with D. W. 
Griffith's " Broken Blossoms." Directed and 
managed London West End Film presentations 
at Alhambra, Palace, New Oxford, London 
Pavilion and Empire Theatres, and press 
managed shows at London Hippodrome, 
Dominion and Tivoli. Member, Society of 
Authors, Press Club, Critics' Circle, N.U.J., etc. 
Address : — qo, Oakwood Road, Hampstead 
Garden Suburb, N.W.n. Phone: Speedwell 

W. L. de S. Lennox. 

[Clement Blake awl Day.] 

Founded, and now the sole proprietor of the 
business of Clement Blake and Day, one of the 
oldest established firms engaged in the sale of 
kinemas and theatres ; authority on kinema 
values; and the purchasing agent of many of the 
leading circuits. Address: — Lennox House, 
22, Wardour Street, W.i. 

Frank Lane. 

Has been associated with all branches of the 
industry, film editing, import and export, pro- 
duction, renting and exhibiting. Formerly 
director and secretary of Screen Art, Ltd ; 
Christie Films, Ltd. ; and Federated Film 
Enterprises, Ltd. Is joint managing director 
of Renters, Ltd. ; joint managing director of 
L. & B. Cinemas, Ltd. ; and director of the 
Folkestone Amalgamated Cinemas, Ltd., con- 
trolling the Playhouse and Central Picture 
Theatres, Folkestone. Addresses: — 185a, War- 
dour Street, W.i ; Mappin Houss, 159-163, 
Oxford Street, W.i ; and 8, Hayes Crescent, 
Golders Green. Phones : — Museum 9480, and 
Speedwell 6949. 

Charles Leven, M.I.E.E., F.R.S.A. 

Born 1864. Has had a unique experience in 
the electrical trade both in England and the 
U.S.A., extending over a period of 50 years. 
Connected with the industry since its infancy. 
Managing director Electrical Equipment & 
Carbon Co., Ltd ; agents for Siemens-Plania 
Carbons, and manufacturers of Mercury Arc 
Rectifiers. Clubs : — Devonshire and R.A.C. 
Addresses : — 107-m, New Oxford Street, W.C.I, 
and 6, Abbey Road Mansions, N.W.8. Phones : 
— Temple Bar 7058 & 7059, and Maida Vale 

Alfred Lever. 

[General Sales Manager, Sterling Films, Ltd.] 

Born in London in 1 877, Alfred Lever was 
educated at the Cowper Street Foundation 
School and the City of London College. He 
entered theTrade via Ruffells', later was manager 
of the Big Feature department of the Fox Film 
Co., and on the formation of the Stoll Film Co., 
in 191 8, was appointed sales manager, becoming 
general manager in June, 1920. Visited 
America in 1921-2-3, and was one of the first 
Englishmen to place British films there, among 
them "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," 
"The Hound of the Baskervilles," and other 
Stoll films. Unofficially represented the Trade 
at the United States Senate on the Tariff, 
question. Resigned fromStoll'sin June, 1924, 
to become managing director of Metropolitan 
Electric Theatres, Ltd. Sole proprietor Grand 
Palace Theatre, St. Albans. Addresses : — 18, 
Exeter Road, Brondesbury, and 191, Wardour 
Street, W.i Phone : — Gerrard 2732. 

Ernest Levy. 

Entered the Trade in Glasgow in 1912, and has 
been associated with P. Levy and Co. since 1914. 
He covers the whole of Ireland on behalf of the 
firm. Joined upfrom Irelandin 1914 andserved 
right though the war. Private Address : — 
iH, Antrim Road, Belfast. 

Henry Levy. 

Entered the Trade in 1914 in conjunction 
with Sol Exclusives, Birmingham. Opened 
offices in Belfast and Dublin. Now acting as 
sole Irish Agent for the leading independent 
renters, in conjunction with his son, Ernest 
Levy. Brother of the late Sol Levy, Birming- 
ham, and Alf Levy, Liverpool. Vice President 
of Belfast Chess Club. Private Address : — 314, 
Antrim Road, Belfast. 

Norman Loudon. 

Born Campbeltown, Scotland, 1902. Started 
business as an accountant ; was independent 
merchant in Germany 1922-24 ; managing 
director, Camerascopes, Ltd., 1925 ; rotary 
printing, 1927 ; managing director Flicker 
Productions, Ltd., 1930 ; entered film industry 
1932. Purchased Litteton Park, Shepperton. 
Chairman and Managing Director Sound City, 
Ltd. Address: — Littleton Park, Shepperton 

E. E. Lyons. 

Opened the Academy, Brighton, in 1910, re- 
building of which in 1913 made him a pioneer of 
large capacity houses. As joint managing 
director of Biocolor developed a circuit which 
included suburban and provincial supers to the 
number of 21, most of which are now included 
in the Gaumont British Corp. Became a Direc- 
tor of Deninan Picture Houses, Ltd., and 
Advisory Director Denman Street Trust Ltd. 
upon their formation, Director Grand Theatre 
(Glasgow) Ltd., Gaiety Theatre (Birmingham), 
Ltd., Cinema Theatres Controlling Company, 
Ltd., and of National Provincial Picture Houses, 
Ltd. which is engaged in organising a new 
circuit of sound theatres. In 1929 introduced 
Powers Cinephone to U.K., and was Managing 
Director of the British organisation. Was 
Chairman for two years of the London and Home 

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Counties Branch, C.E.A., and Member of 
General Council. A member of Brighton Cor- 
poration. Club : — R.A.C. Address : — Astoria 
House, 62 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.r. 

I. L. Lyons. 

Born in 1 874, Mr. Lyons entered the Trade in 
1912, and has taken an important part in its 
development in the Birmingham area. He has 
been chairman of the Birmingham and Midland 
branch of the C.E.A . , 1926 and 1927. Address : — 
2r, Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

F. G. H. MacRae. 

Educated at Beccles College and Polytechnic 
School of Engineering. After four years in 
electrical generating stations entered entertain- 
ment world, becoming chief engineer of the Stoll 
Empires. After 5 years as engineer in Indian 
Ordnance Dept. returned in 1924 and was 
appointed technical adviser to Stoll P.T., Kings- 
way, where he demonstrated application of 
colour lighting in relation to stage presentation. 
Recognised as authority and writer on the subject 
of light and colour. Now at Theatre Royal, 
Drury Lane. Phone: — Temple Bar 8182. 

B. Martin Marks. 

After experience as free-lance journalist in 
Holland and Belgium, entered Industry from 
the radio side. Now publicity manager Pathe 
Pictures, Ltd. Pre/iously publicity manager 
R.C.A. Photophoce Ltd., R.K.O., Ltd, and 
Associated Talking Pictures, Ltd. 

Hubert Thomas Marsh. 

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Account- 
ants. Appointed managing director British 
and Dominions Film Corp., Ltd., and in 1931 
chairman and managing director. Club: — 
Constitutional. Address : — Empire House, 
1:7-9, Regent Street, W.i. Phone: — Regent 

Margaret Marshall. 

[Publicity Manager, W, &■ F. Film Service, Ltd.] 
After editorial experience joined the publicity 
department of W. & F. in 1924. Press manager 
for some years, appointed publicity manager 
in August 1932. Address : — 60, Belsize Park, 

John Maxwell 

[Chairman and Managing Director, British Inter- 
national Pictures, Ltd.] 

Entered the film business in 191 2 as an 
exhibitor. Was formerly a solicitor in Scotland . 
Later he became actively interested in Wardour 
Films, Ltd., and as Chairman of that company 
did much to make it the foremost independent 
renting house in the trade. Next he turned 
his attention to film production and was the 
moving light in the ereation of British Inter- 
national Pictures, Ltd., Chairman and Managing 
Director, Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., and 
Chairman, Madame Tussauds, Ltd. Address : — 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. 'Phone:— 
Regent 3272. 

George Fergus McDonald. 
[Ex-President, C.E.A. ] 

Bom in Banffshire in 1873, Coun. McDonald 
at an early age removed to Wallsall with bis 
parents, and, on completion of apprenticeship, 
commenced business in that town. Attracted 

to the kinematograph Industry, he built the 
Rookery Picture House, Handsworth, of which 
he is sole proprietor. He is also part owner of 
the Cobseuin, Saltlev, Birmingham, and inter- 
ested in Kingsway Cinema at King's Heath, 
Ex-Chairman of the Birmingham and Midland 
Counties Branch of C.E.A., and is a member of 
the joint committee of Birmingham Justices 
and the C.E.A. Address : — Melrose, Grove 
Lane, Handsworth .Birmingham. 

Clive MacManus. 

Film Critic to the Evening Standard, 
1927-1930; Editorial staff. Daily Graphic, 
1920-25 ; ten years with Daily Mail, in London 
and Paris and on the Riviera. Served in France 
and Flanders (wounded and mentioned in 
despatches) ; Civil Administration Officer, 
Germany, 1919. Member of the Critics' Circle. 

Charles P. Metcalfe. 

[Managing Director of the Mid. Yorkshire 
Entertainments. Ltd.] 
Bom at West Hartlepool in 1883, C. P. 
Metcalfe first entered the exhibiting business 
in 1909, and opened the first twice nightly 
picture hall in Leeds. He is Managing Director 
of the Mid. Yorkshire Entertainments, Ltd., 
North Eastern Entertainments, Ltd., the 
Harrogate Theatre Co., Ltd., and a director of 
Tees Entertainments, Ltd., Fellow of the 
Chartered Institute of Secretaries. Dealer in 
accessories, etc., Yorks and Lines. Director 
European Theatres, Ltd. Addresses: — 16, 
Lidget Park Road, Roundhay, Leeds, and 
54, Merrion Street, Leeds. Phones : — 61631, 
and 25008 Leeds. Telegrams : — Amusement, 

Max Milder. 

[Managing Director Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd.] 
Twenty-five years in the trade, now nearly two 
in England. Addresses : — 14, Eton Avenue, 
N.W.3, a "d Warner House, VVardour Street, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 5600. 

William M. Morgan. 

Bom 1878. Has operated lanterns since 
15 years old and entered the kinema business 
in 1906 as one of the early operators with the 
Walturdaw Co. Joined London Cinematograph 
Co., Ltd. in 1908 and afterwards with the Co- 
operative Film Co., Ltd. ; Butchers Film 
Service as assistant manager. Joined Jury's 
Pictures, Ltd., as manager of B Department in 
1910 and in 1913 entered partnership with 
A. E. Major and was known as the Excelsior 
Motion Picture Co. until the death of his partner 
Mr. Major. Commenced business as the pro- 
prietor of Cine Requirements in 1922, Served 
in R.A.S.C. 1915-1919. Is C! airman of the 
N.T.H. Philanthropic Society and prominent 
in hospital charity work. Councillor, Lambeth 
1916-19 and Holbom since 1931. Clubs: — 
Holbora Stadium and Bartholomew Club 
City of London. Address : — 5, Denmark Street, 
Charing Cross Road, London, W.2. Phone: — 
Temple Bar, 4292. 

Fred W. Morrison. 

[Delegate, Northern Branch, C.E.A.] 
Trustee to the C.E.A. and member of the 
General Council, F. W. Morrison is one of the 
four delegates of the Northern Branch. He was 

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one of the original founders of an association of 
kinema exhibitors which was formed in 
Newcastle in the infancy days of the Industry, 
and he represented that district at the Birming- 
ham Conference which gave birth to the C.E.A. 
Owns the Imperial Hall at Dunston-on-Tyne. 
Born in 1873, he began life as a newspaper boy 
in his native city, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Club: — 
Newcastle Rotary. Address : — " Greenbank," 
Dunston Hill, Dunston-on-Tyne. Phone : 
Dunston 20. 

William Morton. 

Bom, January 24,1 838, and still one of the most 
active managers of Great Britain, attending 
punctually to business daily. The Alexandra 
Theatre is the largest in Hull. Exclusively a busi- 
ness man. total abstainer, avoiding politics and 
clubs alike. Managing director and chairman 
Mortons, Ltd. (Grand and Alexandra Theatres) 
and Director of Mortons Pictures, Ltd. (Majestic 
Princes, and Holdemess Hall, Ltd.) Address : — 
Royston, 203, Cottingham Road, Hull, East 

Archibald Nettlefcld. 

Head of Nettlefold Productions. Address: — 
Comedy Theatre, S.W.i. 

Alfred Ernest Newbould. 

[Ex-President, C.E.A.] 
Born in 1 873, and educated at Burton Gram- 
mar School. He is a director of Associated 
Provincial Picture Houses. Ltd.. Albany Ward 
Theatres, Ltd., and chairman of Palmer New- 
bould & Co., Ltd. From 1914 until March of 1920 
he was President of the C.E.A. and many useful 
Trade movements were initiated during his 
term of office. In March, 1919, he was elected 
M.P. for the West Leyton division of Essex by 
a very large majority, but lost his seat at the 
General Election in November, 1022. Address : — 
8, Selwood Place, S.W.7. Clubs .-—National 
Liberal and Reform. 

Sol. G. Newman. 

(Special Representative in Great Britain of R.K.O, 
Export Corporation of New York.] 
Was General Manager, Ruffell's Exclusives, 
till 1919, when he joined and became managing 
director of B.E. Films, Ltd. In July, 1923, he 
joined R-C-P of America as General Manager for 
U.K. and Continental Europe. In June, 1930, 
appointed chairman and managing director, 
Radio Pictures, Ltd. Also director of Radio- 
Keith Orpheum, Ltd. Club :— R.A.C. Address: 
— 2-4, Dean Street, W. Cable address : — 
Arkopict, London. Phone: — Gerrard 3201. 

Anthony Oates. 

[Brighton Electric Tlieatre, Newcastle-on-Tyne.'] 
Bom at Ewehurst Head, Co. Durham, in 1 861. 
Migrated to Newcastle in 1887, and in 1898 
commenced business as a wholesale grocer and 
manufacturer, which business is still carried on. 
Eighteen years ago turned to the pictures, and is 
interested in Millfields Picture Hall, Sunderland, 
as well as Brighton Electric Theatres. Chairman 
and vice-chairman of many football, cricket 
and bowling clubs, and is much interested in 
philanthropic societies. An Ex-Sheriff of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and an ex-Lord Mayor. 
Private address : — Ewehurst, Lynnwood Avenue, 

Thomas Ormiston, C.B.E., M.P., F.C.I.S. 

[Ex-President, C.E.A.) 
A solicitor by profession, Thomas Ormiston 
i : General Manager of a number of picture 
theatres in Scotland, a full list of which will be 
found in our Directory of Circuits. He is also 
chairman of the Scottish Cinema Trade Bene- 
volent Fund and honorary treasurer of the 
C.E.A. In October, 1931, successfully contested 
Motherwell division and entered Parliament. 
Clubs : — Royal Scottish Auto, Glasgow ; Con- 
stitutional, London. Office Address : — 6, 
Brandon Street, Motherwell. Residence: — The 
Moorings, Motherwell. 

Isidore Ostrer. 

[President, Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. 

Was a member of the London Stock Exchange 
afterwards a merchant banker ; style of firm, 
Ostrer Bros., 25-31, Moorgate, E.C.2. Created 
the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, 
Ltd., which now controls The Gaumont Co., 
Ltd. ; W. & F. Film Service, Ltd. ; Ideal Films, 
Ltd. ; film renters, film printers and film mach- 
inery ; Gainsborough Pictures ( 1928), Ltd., film 
producers ; P.C T., Ltd. ; General Theatre 
Corpn., Ltd., and Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 
controlling over 300 kinemas. As president of 
the Corporation, Mr. Ostrer was determined 
from its inception to afford British production 
the finest possible facilities. Realised his 
ambition when the Shepherd's Bush Studios 
were opened in June, 1932. Address : — 47, Park 
Street, Mayfair, W.i. 

Mark Ostrer. 

[Chairman and Joint Managing Director, 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd.] 
Originally a merchant banker. With his 
brothers, Isidore and Maurice, took a financial 
interest in the Gaumont Co., Ltd., in 1922, and 
was active in the formation of the Gaumont- 
British Picture Corporation, Ltd., of which he 
is Chairman and Joint Managing Director. He 
is also Chairman of P.C.T., Ltd. ; Denman 
Picture Houses, Ltd., and General Theatre 
Corporation, Ltd., and a Director of Denman 
Street Trust Co., Ltd. and Moss Empires, 
Ltd. Address .—80, Portland Place, W.i. 

Maurice Ostrer. 

Born 1896. Was a merchant banker ; 
style of firm, Ostrer Bros., 25-31, Moorgate, 
EX. 2. With his brothers, Isidore and Mark, 
became financially identified with the Gaumont 
Co., Ltd., in 1922. Subsequently became 
Chairman of International Acoustic Films, 
Ltd., British Acoustic Films, Ltd., and Referee 
(1931) Ltd. Is a Director of Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd. ; P.C.T., Ltd. ; Gen- 
eral Theatre Corporation, Ltd. ; Denman 
Picture Houses, Ltd. Is Captain of the Screen 
Golfing Society. Address : — 23, Williams Mews, 

Ambrose Palmer. 

Experienced kinema decorator. Art student 
trained as decorator. Travelled a great deal 
throughout thirty years of experience, inventor 
of several new decoration effects and illumina- 
tions for kinemas and theatres. Well known in 
Cumberland public life as a town councillor and 

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justice of the peace for the County. Assisted 
by his son, also a decorator. Address : — Pow 
Street, Workington. 'Phone : — 224. 

E. W. Pashley Peall. 

Born in 1 876. Mr. Peall was educated at 
Dulwich College. After a commercial career 
entered the Industry on the exhibiting side, 
and was a member of the C.E.A. General 
Council for many years. Hon. sec. and later 
chairman of the London Branch. Now with 
Gaumont British Picture Corp., the Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres and associated com- 
panies. Club : — Royal Automobile. Private 
Address: — 9, Princes Square, Hove, Sussex. 

John Pearson. 

Born Manchester 1863. Entered the Industry 
in 1913. General Manager of the Vitagraph 
Co., Ltd., in 1914, and joined the executive of 
Warner Bros. Pictures Ltd., when that firm 
purchased Vitagraph in 1925. Vice-President 
K.R.S in 1924 and 1925. 

Sam Phillips. 

[General Sales Manager, W. & F. Film Services.] 

Born in 1 8S0 at Newport, Mon.,Mr. Phillips 
entered the Industry eighteen years ago, 
being first identified with the Gerrard Film 
Company. Leaving that concern, he became 
the London manager of the Clarion Film Co., 
which at that time was handling the World 
Films in this country. Subsequently London 
manager of the FoxjFilm Co., a post which he held 
for four years and which he vacated to become a 
director and general manager of the W. and F. 
Film Service. Resigned these positions on the 
absorption of W. and F. by the Gaumont 
British Corporation and was appointed general 
sales manager of W. and F., which position he 
still holds. Club : — Screen Golfing Society. 
A ddress : — Omrah, Duos tan Road, Golders 
Green, N.W . 

Percy Phillipson. 

Born in 1 879. Before joining the Trade some 
20 years ago was a Dramatic Elocutionist 
(Gold Medallist). Entered the Trade in 1909 
on the exhibiting side in the capacity of manager. 
Early in 1914 joined Pathe Freres in charge of 
Exclusive Dept. 1919, transferred to Leeds as 
Yorkshire Branch manager. Early 1920, pro- 
moted to sales manager, resigned from that 
position in April of 1921 to take up the position 
of general sales manager with Associated First 
National Pictures, Ltd., and in 1923 was made 
a director of the Company. Managing director, 
Automaticket, Ltd., since September, 1926. 
Private Address: — " Bide-a-Wee," Cornwall 
Road, Cheam. 

Joseph Pollard. 

[Managing Director, Midland Empires Theatres, 

Born at Bradford, Yorks, in 1882. Resigned 
municipal appointment in 1907 to enter the 
Kinema Industry, and is now managing director 
of Midland Empires Theatres, Ltd., controlling 
14 kinema and variety theatres in Notts, Derby, 
and Yorks. He is a member of C.E.A. General 
Council for Notts and Derby ; member of Mans- 
field Town Council and President of Mansfield 
Branch of Toe H. Addresses: — Bentinck 
Chambers, Market Place, Mansfield, and Oak Lea, 
Atkins Lane, Mansfield, 

S. Presbury. 

Born 1872. Commenced career with David 
Allen & Sons, Ltd . First established as the South 
West Billposting Co., and was a member of the 
early Billposters' Association. Was chairman of 
the first film advertising association, the Screen 
Advertising Association of G.B. & I. Pioneered 
in this field. Was on the first Council of the 
Advertising Association, and is still a member, 
also of the London Chamber of Commerce, 
Business Research Association, and Incorporated 
Sales Managers Association. Fellow of the Royal 
Economic Society. Member of the Metropolitan 
Water Board and London Old Age Pension 
Committee. Vice-president of the Lion Hospital 
Aid Society, and life governor of the Women's 
Hospital, South London. Now governing d-rector 
of S. Presbury & Co., Ltd., with which is in- 
corporated the Theatres Advertising Co. Clubs : 
— Aldwych, Faculty of Arts, National Liberal, 
and North Surrey Golf. Addresses : — 22, Old 
Park Avenue, S.W.12, and 87, Charing Cross 
Road, W.C.2. Phone: — Gerrard 1347. 

Herbert Charles Pride, M.B.E. 

Corporate Member of the Institute of Illum- 
inating Engineers, and Member of the London 
Chamber of Commerce, proprietor of the firm 
of F. H. Pride, 52, Gt. Marlborough Street, W.I, 
and 81, High Street, Clapham, S.W.4. Leading 
specialist in kinema lighting fitments. Joined 
the firm in 1897, which was founded by his 
father in 1878. Has been concentrating on 
kinema lighting for 28 years, commencing in 
the days of the Pyke Circuit, since when he has 
been associated with the decorative lighting of 
most of the principal kinemas in this country. 
Had the honour of carrying out important 
contracts in Marlborough House and Bucking- 
ham Palace. Has invented many useful 
patents connected with lighting fitments, his 
latest being combined lighting and heating 
electrolier, in the modem style. Address : — 
52, Gt. Marlborough Street, W.r. Phone: — 
Gerrard 2106. 

Fred. A. Prior. 

Born 1 888. Incorporated accountant and 
secretary of the Notts and Derby Branch of the 
C.E.A. since 191 8. A member of the General 
Council of the C.E.A., 1924 and 192s. Private 
Address : — "Ralmar, "Melton Road, West Bridg- 
ford, Notts. 

Ralph J. Pugh. 

Chairman, British Incorporated Pictures, 
Ltd., and British Authors Productions. Ltd., 
Fellow of the Chemical Society. Established 
First National Pictures Inc. in the United 
Kingdom. Now interested in British film prod- 
duction. Address : — 99, Lonsdale Road, S.W.13, 

C. W. Rabbetts 

[Assistant Manager, Berkeley Electrical Engin- 
eering Co., Ltd.) 
F.xperencc of kinema and theatre installation 
work dates from 1908, then lapse to gain 
practical electrical experience in various other 
branches of electrical industry. Joined Trede- 
gars in igu, when was associated with installa- 
tions in several of the smaller halls up to out- 
break of war. Re-entered the business after 
the war, joined Berkeley Electrical Engineering 
Co., Ltd., and one of the first jobs was the 

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Tivoli, Londou. Since then has installed 
complete installations in upwards of 30 theatres, 
as chief engineer and assistant manager to his 
present firm. Responsible for the design and 
development of the Pre-set switchboard in this 
country. Address : Vincent House, Vincent 
Sqoare, S.W.i. Phone .-—Victoria 8986. 

Matt Raymond. 

Matt Raymond, kinema pioneer of 1895, was 
bom in 1874, and was educated at the Regent 
Street Polytechnic. He was appointed electrical 
engineer for the exhibition of the Lumiere Cine- 
matograph, the first moving picture shown in 
London as a commercial proposition. Founder 
of the Raymond Animated Picture Co. (1905 to 
1925). Ex-Treasurer of the C.E.A. Private 
Address:— Fig Tree House, Callis Court Road, 
Broads tairs. 

George Rees. 

Born in 1885. Educated for commercial 
career. Commenced in the kinematograph 
Industry in the early days. Some years with 
the "Tyler Apparatus Co., Ltd." Afterwards 
managing director of the Bristol Eureka 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd. Has had studio 
experience with Turner Films, Ltd. , played with 
the late Albert Chevalier in " My Old Dutch." 
One of the first members of the Bristol Branch 
of the C.E.A. , and Secretary 1913 to 1915. 
Early in 1920 joined the head office staff of 
Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd., 1923. Now pro- 
prietor Regent Theatre, Truro, and Regent 
Picture House, Highbridge. Ex-Chairman of the 
Bristol and West of England Branch of the 
C.E.A. Address: — 112, Brynland Avenue, 
Bishopston, Bristol. 

H. E. Reynolds. 

Managing Director of Beacon Film Distribut- 
ing Co., Ltd. Bom 1894. Entered industry with 
Pathe Freres in Liverpool in 1913, occupying 
important positions at the various branches and 
resigned from position of London Branch 
Manager in 1928 to become General Sales 
Manager to British and Foreign Films, Ltd. 
Formed own company in July, 1932. Address: 
— 12, D'Arblay Street, W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 

Randolph E. Richards. 

[President, C.E.A.] 
Born 1885, and joined the entertainment indus- 
try at Cardiff in 1904, first at the Empire, later at 
Olympia. Later managed the Stoll Picture 
Theatre. Kingsway, and Stoll P.T.. Newcastle. 
Now managing director Picturedrome, East- 
bourne, Amusements (Eastbourne), Ltd. ; 
Gaiety (Hastings), Ltd. ; and Kinema Play- 
houses, Ltd. Ex-Chairman Sussex Branch 
C.E.A., and President C.E.A., 1931-2. Address : 
— 29, Carew Road, Eastbourne. Club : R.A.C. 

H. Rogers. 

Director and Secretary, W. and F. F0m Service, 
Ltd.; Secretary, the Gaumont Co., Ltd.; 
Secretary, Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. 
Became assistant secretary to Film Booking 
Offices upon the conclusion of the war, after 
four-and-a-half years' service. Joined W. and F. 
as secretary in 1923, and became director in 1928. 
Was appointed secretary to Gainsborough 
Pictures in 1928, and in August, 1929, became 
secretary to the Gaumont Co. Addres' : — 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.r. Phone : — ■ 
Gerrard 9292. 

S. Rowson. 

Born in Manchester 1 877. Graduate M.Sc. in 
Physics and Mathematics (Honours). Guy Medal- 
'ist in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society for 
contributions to Statistical Science. Formerly 
Statistician to Tariff Commission, and Economic 
Adviser to Unionist Party. First interested in 
Trade about 1910. Joint managing director 
Ideal Films, Ltd. ; director Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd., director Denman 
Picture Houses, Ltd. President 1926-27, 
K.R.S..and member of Joint Trade Committee 
on British Films. Member of Board of Trade 
Advisory Committee under the Films Act; 
President British Kinematograph Society, 
Chairman, United Film Producers Co., Ltd. 
Clubs : — Constitutional. Address : — 1, Fawley 
Road, N.W.6. Phone: — Hampstead 3338. 

Chas. Halderson Rundle. 

[Past Chairman, Devon and Cornwall Branch 

An enthusiastic advocate of the organisation 
of the Industry and one of the best known 
figures in kinema circles of the South-West.C.H. 
Rundle was born in 1 871 at Ridgway, Plympton, 
and educated at Plympton Grammar School and 
in Plymouth. He was instrumental in the 
formation of the Plymouth and District Enter- 
tainment Managers' Association. Out of this 
developed a Plymouth section of the Bristol 
Branch of the C.E.A., which his energy sub- 
sequently converted into an independent branch 
covering the whole of Devon and Cornwall. 
Address: — 49, North Street, Plymouth. 

Lewin P. Samuel. 

Bom 1857. Set up in business for himself 
at Tunstall at the age of 19, afterwards taking 
up interests in the jewellery and pawnbroking 
trade. Foundation member and life member 
of the Council of the National Pawnbrokers' 
Association. In the kinema world he has long 
been a director of the Greater Scala, Birmingham, 
and has given many years' service to the local 
C.E.A. branch and the General Council. Un- 
tiring worker in the cause of charity and closely 
associated with the kinema Hospital Sunday 
movement in Birmingham. Address : — Greater 
Scala (Birmingham) Ltd., Lichfield Chambers, 
Upper Priory, Birmingham. Phone: — Central 

Gerald Fountaine Sanger. 

[Editor of British Movietone News.] 

Bom 1898. Educated Shrewsbury ; Royal 
Marines (1917-1919) and Keble College, Oxford. 
Secretary to Hon. Esmond Harmsworth (1922- 
1929). Clubs : Windham ; International 
Sportsmen's. Address : — 5, Ann's Place, Mill- 
mans Street, S.VV.10. 

Dixon Scott. 

Born 18S3. Commenced Trade career 1908 
at Jarrow-on-Tyne with "The Kino." 
Owner Electric Theatre, Prudhoe-on-Tyne and 
Tyne Picture Hall, North Shields. Clubs:— 
English-Speaking Union Berkley Square, W. 
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George Urie Scott. 

Recognised as one of the pioneers of the 
Industry. Began in 1908 as an exhibitor, and 
gradually acquired a circuit of seven theatres 
in Scotland. He disposed of these a few years 
ago, but still retains an active interest in the 
Industry, and is director of some halls. In 
addition to being Past President of the Cinema 
Club, Glasgow, he is a Past -President of the 
Scottish Branch of the C.E.A. Address : — 154, 
West Regent Street, Glasgow. 

Walter Scott. 

Born 1 879. First connected with sanitary 
engineering and building trade; for six years a 
licensed victualler, and then director of Jas. 
Scott, Ltd., electrical engineers. Later 
became managing director of Gainsborough 
(Bootle), Ltd. ex-Chairman. N.W, Branch of 
C.E.A. Licensed Victuallers Fed., and Presiden 
Bootle F. League. Supervisor, A. B.C. Ltd., 
Liverpool Area ; Delegate C.E.A. General Council. 
Chairman Governors Secondary and Technical 
Schools, Bootle ; Vice-Chairman Education 
Committee. Member Bootle Council and 
Bootle Constitutional Association and Conser- 
vative Club. Business address : — Commodore, 

Phillip Sheridan. 

Born Dunlin, 1876. Served apprenticeship 
to electrical engineering. Entered theatrical 
profession as chief electrician, Gaiety Theatre, 
Dublin, when only 18 years of age. One of the 
founders and joint managing directors of the 
Strand Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd., the 
pioneers of modern stage lighting and manu- 
facturers of "Sunray " stage lightiug apparatus. 
Also a director of Strand and Interchangeable 
Signs, Ltd., theatre and kinema electric sign 
experts Address : — 19-24 and 28, FloralStreet, 
Covent Garden, W.C.2. Phones : — Temple Bar 
7464 and Lee Green 3588. 

Harold R. Shilling. 

Born 1894. Served for 15 years in various 
branches of the trade, commencing with the 
management of Pathe Fn'ris Projector Machinery 
Department, leaving to take up a special appoint- 
ment in Boltons Mutual Films, Ltd. Later 
reopened the bioscope and machinery depart- 
ment of Jury's Imperial Pictures, filling the 
position of Sales Manager for a number of years. 
Took over the full management for three years 
of the Grand Palace, St. Albans, finally leaving 
to resume activities on the projector machinery 
side of the business, being appointed sales 
manager to the Kershaw Projector Company. 
Addresses: — 48, Friern Watch Avenu", N. 
Finchley, N.12 and 3, Soho Square, W.i. 'Phones: 
Hillside 2170, and Gerrard 2184. 

Rt. Hon. Edward Sliortt, P.C., K.C. 

[President, British Board of Film Censors], 
Bom 1862. Recorder of Sunderland, 1907 to 
1918. Irish Secretary, 1918-1919. Home Sec- 
retary, 1910-1922. Appointed President, 
British Board of Film Censors on death of 
T. P. O'Connor, November 1929. Addresses: 
3, Hare Court, Temple, E.C.4 ; 140, Oakwood 
Court, Kensington, W.14 ; and 80 82, Wardour 
Street, W.i ; Phones: Western 5584 and 
Regent 2076. 

Maurice Silverstone. 

[Managing Director of United Artists Corporation 

Educated New York University, of which he 
holds the LL.B. degree. Began career as Member 
01 Crown Prosecutor's Staff, New York. Entered 
Film business 1 91 8, and became general manager 
of Cosmopolitan Productions. Subsequently 
represented United Artists in Central America, 
Australasia and other countries. Address : — 
142, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone: — Regent 

Roy Simmonds, O.B.E. 

[Publicity Director, Fox Film Co., Ltd.] 
Bom Edinburgh, 1888. Trained as art 
student ; entered journalism and spent three 
years in India. Author of " Humours of India." 
Enlisted as dispatch rider in Indian Cavalry and 
served in France during the War. Gazetted 
out in 1920 with rank of Major. Travelled round 
the world. On editorial staff of London 
Evening News for three years. Assistant Adver- 
tising and Publicity Manager of J. Lyons and 
Company Limited for five years. Took up 
present position with Fox, in 1930. Club : 
Press. Address: 13, Berners Street, W.I. 
Phone: — Museum 5113. 

Shirley R. Simpson. 

Born 1893. Before war was with Miss 
Horniman's Company at the Gaiety Theatre. 
Joined up August 1914, commissioned 1915 and 
served in R.F.A. in France. Joined Indian 
Army and served Afghanistan Campaign 1919. 
Joined P.C.T. 1922, subsequently General 
Manager Midland Counties Circuit, Ltd. Was 
General Manager of Regal, Marble Arch from 
opening November 1928 until appointed London 
Supervisor for A. B.C. Chairman C.E.A. Leices- 
ter Branch 1924. Addresses : 17 Gloucester 
Terrace, W. , and Heddon House, 149-151, 
Regent Street, W.i. Phone: — Regent 5041. 

Alfred Smith, F.I.S.A. 

[Secretary, Northern Branch C.E.A.] 
Bom 1879, at Burnley, Lanes. Engaged in 
commercial administration Burnley, Manches- 
ter, and Newcastle-on-Tyne, previous to 1917, 
when he entered the Industry as assistant 
manager at the Brighton Electric Theatre, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. In 1918 was appointed 
Secretary of the Northern Branch of the C.E.A. 
Is an Incorporated Secretary with many and 
varied interests. Managing Director, Pro- 
vincial Advertisements, Ltd. Member of the 
Newcastle Rotary Club. Address : 15, Bentinck 
Koad, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Jack Smith. 

[General Manager, Williamson Film Ptg. Co., Ltd.] 

Bom August 24, 1878. Thirty-five years 
in kinematogtaph business. Joined Williamsons 
1921, President Veterans' Society, Chairman of 
the Papers Committee of the B.K.S. Chairman of 
the Printers' section of the K.M.A. Address : — 
23, Purley Avenue, London, N.W. 2. 

Reginald Smith. 

(Managing Director, P.D.C.. Ltd.) 
Bom 1892. Trained as accountant. Account- 
ant and Secretary Goldwyn Ltd., from 1919 
until amalgamation with Metro. Secretary and 
Director of I*ublicity P.D.C., 1925 until March 
1930, then Managing Director P.D.C. In Novetn- 

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ber 1931 acquired entire shareholding in this 
company, with the aim of developing it as a 
British producing and distribution unit. 
Address : — 12, Great Newport Street, W.C.2. 
Phme : — Temple Bar 9271. 

S. W. Smith. 

Born 1889. Entered trade in Canada 1910. 
Returned to England in 1913 and established 
business as film exporter, renter, and producer. 
Since responsible for many British productions. 
Managing director of British Lion Film Corp., 
Ltd. Pioneer of exploitation of British films in 
Canada. Completed deal for Anglo-Canadian Dis- 
tributors, Ltd., for distribution of Gaumont- 
British, Gainsborough and British Lion Output 
throughout Canada, this being largest deal of 
its kind so far consummated. Appointed 
Director of British United Producers Co., Ltd., 
formed in 1931 to distribute British Films 
throughout the British Empire in territories 
where product not generally distributed, in 
conjunction with Colonial Office. Proprietor 
Opera House and Kosmos Theatres, Tunbridge 
Wells. Club :— R.A.C. Addresses .—76-8, 
Wardour Street, W.i, 815, Finchley Road, 
N.W.n. Phone :— Gerrard 2882, Bar 4772-4 
and Speedwell 2374. 

J. S. Snell. 

A native of Tynemouth and has been in in- 
dustry 23 years. Three times chairman of 
Northern C.E.A. Branch, and for several years 
member of General Council. General manager 
of Shipcote Co., Ltd., president Gateshead 
Rotary Club. Club : — Gateshead Constitutional. 
Addresses: — Shipcote Hall, Gateshead, and 
Kenmore, Dryden Road North, Low Fell. 
Phone : — Gateshead 72019. 

A. H.Sowerbutts 

[Managing Director, United Kingdom Photo 

Born in London in 1878, A. H. Sowerbutts 
was educated at Clayton College, Leyton, and 
at St. Mary's, Hornsey. After serving his 
apprenticeship to electrical engineering he en- 
tered the Kinema industry in 1905 with John 
Ruffell. He has been general manager of the 
Warwick Tiading Co., Managing Director of 
Film Libraries, and is now managing director 
of United Kingdom Photoplays. He is a keen 
Freemason, Lodge, King's Colonials No. 3386. 
Address : — 179, Wardour Street, W.I. 

Coun. F. J. Spickernell. 

[Chairman Portsmouth C.E.A. Branch.] 

Bom 1871. After period in army started 
furniture business, stood for City Council un- 
successfully and turned to film exhibiting. 
Built Regent, and later Plaza, Portsmouth. 
The latter was the first house outside London 
to instal W.E. equipment, which gave him 
nine months' start, without opposition. Defying 
official ban, opened Plaza on Sunday evenings, 
was prosecuted, but remains strong advocate 
of Sunday opening. Opened third hall, Tivoli and 
projecting new one at Southampton. Recently 
returned unopposed to Portsmouth City Council. 
Address .-—Tivoli, Copnor Road, Portsmouth. 
Phone : — 6347. 

J. C. Squier. 

Born in 1880, his trade career has included 
associations with W. Butcher and Son, Ltd. ; 
Walter Tyler ; Globe Film Co., Ltd. : General 
manager and director of Jury's Imperial Pictures, 
Ltd., general sales manager and director of Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer, Ltd. Addresses : — 19-21, Tower 
Street, W.C.2, and 10, Irvine Court, Porchester 
Terrace, W.2. 

David A. Stewart, J.P. 

Born 1881. Entered the picture industry in 
Alloa in 1907. In 1913 joined Scottish Cinema 
and Variety Theatres, Limited, when it was the 
proud possessor of three halls. Now General 
Manager and Director of the Company, which, 
in conjunction with A. B.C., controls one of the 
largest circuits in Scotland. In 1931 had the 
honour of being appointed a Justice of 
the Peace of the City of Glasgow. Address : — 105, 
St. Vincent Street, Glasgow. Phone — Central 

Leila Stewart. 

Entered film business in 1916, after editorial, 
advertising and agency experience in Fleet 
Street, as publicity manager Bolton's Mutual 
Films, then became publicity and Press agent 
Stoll Picture Theatre. Inaugurated Stoll Picture 
Theatre Club. Publicity manager Allied Artists. 
Several years publicity manager W. and F. and 
Warner Brothers Pictures. Now casting director 
Gaumont-British productions. Address : — 7, 
Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W. Phone :— White- 
hall 9332. 

Will Stone. 

One of the best known of the Welsh exhibitors. 
Will Stone is a pioneer of kinematography. 
Born in 1882, and educated in London, he is 
proprietor of a circuit of halls at Tonypandy, 
Dowlais, Blackwood, Pontycymmer, Rhymney 
and Midsomer Norton. He is an ex-chairman of 
the South Wales branch of the C.E.A. Address: 
The Firs, Weston-super-Mare. 

Miss M. Swift 

Educated at the Central Foundation School, 
City of London. Entered the Film trade in 19 n, 
commencing with J. Frank Brockliss and 
for many years, was in sole charge of one 
of his branch offices in Rupert Court. Joined 
Pathe Freres and was on Gazette Department 
for three War years and then twelve months 
with Sidney Bernstein, after which she repre- 
sented the Apollo Films, Ltd., and has since 
then been a free-lance in the business. Clubs : — 
Nether Court, Finchley and Mersea Island Golf 
Clubs. Address : — Film House, Wardour Street, 
W.i, and 17, Craven Terrace, Lancaster Gate, W. 
Telegrams and cables : — Swiftfilms, London. 
Phone : — Gerrard 9020. 

Victor F. Taylor. 

Born 1894. Director of publicity, British 
Lion Film Corporation ; proprietor, Film News 
Agency, Imperial House, Regent Street. 
Formerly publicity manager, British Filmcraft, 
Patrick K. Heale Prod., and John Harvel Prod. 
Joined trade in 1912, later appointed Publicity 
manager of Selig Polyscope Company. Went 
to Jury-Metro-Goldwyn and was appointed 
film editor by Sir William Jury. Responsible 
for English versions of "Four Horsemen," 
" Prisoner of Zenda " etc. Then put over 

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publicity at the Palace Theatre and Philhar- 
monic Hall, where he secured a Royal Command 
at Windsor Castle for the presentation of " The 
Light of Asia." Additionally has been respon- 
sible for the editing of over one thousand films. 
Address : — Barton Turf, Stoke Park, Slough. 

Charles Bruce Locker Tennyson, C.M.G. 

Chairman, Film Manufacturers' Group of 
the Federation of British Industries ; Assistant 
Legal Adviser to the Colonial Office, igri-iq. 
Born, 1879. Educated Eton College (King's 
Scholar) and King's College, Cambridge. Called 
to Bar 1905. Secretary, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. 
Address : — 33, Eccleston Square, S.W. Phone :— 
Victoria 5201. 

Thomas Thornton. 

Entered the Industry in 1913. Chairman of 
Oxford P.H. and Birch Lane Cinema, Bradford, 
and Proprietor of the Picture House, Idle, and 
the Savoy P.H., Brighouse. Chairman Bradford 
Branch C.E.A., 1925. Proprietor, Thornton's 
Cinema. Member Bradford City Council since 
1922. Member of the Watch, Licensing and 
Assessment Committees, and chairman of the 
Markets and Fairs Committee. For five years 
president Undercjiffe Cricket Club, and member 
Bradford Moor Golf Club. Address .-—83, Pol- 
lard Lane, Bradford. 

J. C. A. Thorpe. 

[Overseas Manager, Gaumont-British Picture 
Corp., Ltd.] 

Entered the film trade in 1910, when he joined 
the Film Service, then operating from Rupert 
Street ; became exclusive manager for Pathc 
Freres, and in 1913 opened the Cardiff branch 
for that firm. In 1916 returned to Wardour 
Street, and took over the management of Path6's 
serial department. In November, 1918, joined 
Bolton's Mutual Films, Which subsequently 
became Wardour Films, Ltd., with which 
company he remained general manager until 
March, 1927, when he became general manager 
of B.I. P. Resigned in June, 1931, to form Asso- 
ciated Metropolitan Pictures, Ltd., from which 
company he resigned in July, 1932, to join 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd. 

Max Thorpe. 

Born 1897. Hails from Yorkshire. Cardiff 
manager, then Manchester manager and after- 
wards London sales manager, Universal, for 
period of four years. Relinquished same to 
assume present office, general sales manager, 
Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. Address: — 
Warner House, Wardour Street, W.i. 

John F. Tidswell. 

One of the best known and most popular 
men in the business on the exhibiting side 
id Yorkshire. Formerly in business as an 
auctioneer and valuer in Hull, he turned his 
attention to the kinematograph in 19 13- 14. 
and built and floated the Tower, Hull ; Strand, 
Hull ; the Tower, York ; Tower, Grimsb> ; 
Majestic, Malton, and many other companies; 
i ncluding the Tower,Leeds;Tower, Goole ;Catlins, 
Scarborough Entertainments, Ltd. ; Victory, 
Sheffield ; Carlton, Leeds. Director of the Play- 
house, Wakefield. Managing director Princess, 
Hoyland, and owner of the Victory, Leeds, 
and Electra lounge, Leeds. Also interested in, 

and booking director for Capitol and Londes- 
borough, Scarborough ; Queen's, Leeds ; 
Princess, Shipley ; Grand Theatre, Hull ; St. 
James, Harrogate ; Victoria, Halifax ; and 
Winter Gardens, Bridlington. Clubs : — Yorks, 
Cinema Exchange. Private address : — " Wood- 
ville," Newton Park, Leeds. Phone : — Chapel- 
town, Leeds 41417. 

Frank Tilley. 

Bora 1889. Early experience on drapery, 
leather, mining and financial weeklies. Later 
short story writing, book reviews, etc., on 
Chesterton's New Witness. Edited the late Cecil 
Chesterton's "Short History of the United 
States." Edited Encore, later Performer, and 
joined Kine. Weekly, 1918. Press agent with 
Paramount 1919, rejoined Kine. and remained 
as editor till end 1924. Film production and 
free-lancing, also British film representative of 
Variety. In July 1930 joined Radio Pictures 
Ltd., as General Manager of Publicity and 
Advertising. Was first film critic of Evening 
Standard and has contributed articles on motion 
pictures, especially in relation to economics, to 
most of the leading newspapers of the world. 
Address: — 18, Nevem Square, Kensington. 

Alderman E. Trounson. 

[Ex-President, C.E.A.] 
A Justice of the Peace and a former Mayor of 
Southport. Managing director of the Coliseum 
Nevill Street ; director of the " Picturedrome," 
Member Advisory Committee Board of Trade ; 
Managing Director, Palace Cinema, Southport. 
President and ex-chairman of the North-Western 
Branch of the C.E.A. ; member of the General 
Council, C.E.A. ; served as representative of the 
C.E.A. on the Industrial Council ; ex-chairman 
of Tax Abolition Committee ; ie| resentative of 
North-Wcstern Branch of C.E.A. General 
Purposes Committee and Executive of Enter- 
tainment Tax League ; chairman of Southport, 
Birkdale and West Lancashire Water Board ; 
ex-chairman of Southport Corporation Gas 
Committee ; managing director of Plaza 
Ainsdale. He was first chairman of the South- 
port Football Club, a pioneer of aviation meetings 
(in the early days of flying), and motor trials. 
Club : — Engineers. Address :— Hesketh Park, 

Edward George Turner. 

One of the early pioneers of the kinemato- 
gr.iph trade, E. G. Turner commenced business 
as a film renter in 1896. He is a director of 
several companies. He was o ie of the pioneers 
of film producing in Great Britain, with 
a studio at Wembley Park. He was also a 
pioneer, with J. D. Walker, of the film renting 
system, and the originator of release dates on 
films. In conjunction with the late W. Holmes, 
he was the inventor of the fireproof gate, auto- 
matic shutter and spool boxes. He was the 
maker and user of the first in n operating box 
with automatic shutters. Has been chairman 
of the K.M.A. and the K.R.S. In an official 
capacity E. G. Turner has 33 continuous years 
service «ith the Walturdaw Co., Ltd., and the 
Walturdaw Cinema Supply Co., Ltd. Now 
managing director Patent Fireproof Rear 
Projection Screen, Ltd., and of Perforated Front 
Projection Screen Co., Ltd. Address: — 
Gloucester House, to, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C.2. Phone .— Whitehall 4087-8. 

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Archibald F. Twaddle. 

Active member of the C.E.A. Scottish Branch 
Executive, for many years Treasurer, member of 
the Arbitration Panel. Has also been connected 
with the Scottish Cinema Trade Benevolent 
Fund since its inception. Was for many years 
Treasurer of the Cinema Club (Glasgow) and 
President for one year. Address: — 30, Maryhill 
Road, Glasgow. 

R. J. Vivian Parsons. 

Born 1898 ; joined the Kinema business at 
fourteen. 17 years' experience, incorporating 
the following branches, Exhibiting, Accessories 
and Mechanical side, Free lance cameraman. 
Renting, Trailer Services. Invalided out in 
1917, went on the exhibiting side, then joined 
Fleet Photoplays ; later appointed New Era 
representative for Wales, opened Cardiff branch, 
and also controlled West of England ; promoted 
to Supervisor at the London Office. Then 
general manager Winads, Ltd., until the interest 
was sold, when he reverted to New Era Films, 
Ltd. ; after seven years with this company he 
joined P.D.C., in March 1930. Now Cardiff 
Branch manager. Club : — Cardiff Motor and 
Sports Club. Private address : — Shakespeare 
House, 2, Amity Grove, Wimbledon, S.W.20. 

Vivian Van Damm. 

Born in 1889 and early trained as an engineer, 
he became in 191 5 assistant manager at the 
Pavilion, Marble Arch; 1916 was nominated 
general manager of the Scala, Liverpool ; in 
March, 191 8, opened and ran the Polytechnic 
Cinema, Regent Street, until May, 1921. August, 
1922, took over the general management of the 
Palace Theatre. September, 1923, opened the 
Tivoli Theatre, Strand, and the new Empire, 
November, 1928. General manager of De 
Forest Phonofilms. Ltd., 1926 to 192S. Inter- 
national Speedways to 1929, Syntok Talking 
Films, Ltd., 1929-1930. 

Reginald C. 0. Viveash. 

Joined the Industry in 1 911 on the 
exhibiting side : transferred to the renting side 
in 1913 with the Gaumont Co., Ltd. ; 1914 to 
1919 Active Service; returned to his firm until 
1924, when he took over the secretaryship of the 
Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund and 
Provident Institution, which office he now holds. 
Address: — 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.i. Phone: — Gerrard 4104. 

William C. Vinten. 

One of the veterans of the Trade, has designed 
and manufactured trade machinery from an 
early age, working for A. S. Newman, R. W. 
Paul and then Charles Urban ( Kinemacolour) 
before forming own business which became 
limited company in 1928. Keenly interested in 
the intemationalisation of standard dimensions 
appertaining to the industry. Member B.K.S., 
R.P.S. and K.M.A. Club: — -Eccentric. Addresses: 
— 106, Wardour Street, and North Circular Road, 
Cricklewood, N.W.2. Phones : — Gerrard 4792 
and Gladstone 4881. 

John George Wainwright. 

[Director J. G. & R. B. Wainwright, Ltd.] 
Well known in the industry as an importer 
and exoorter, J. G. Wainwright is a director 
of J. G.' and R. B. Wainwright, Ltd. (sole U.K. 
epresentatives of U.F.A., Berlin), B.A.T. Films, 

Ltd., Pavilion (Aylesbury), Ltd., Exchange 
Theatre, Ltd., Picture House (Leatherhead), 
Ltd., Plaza (New Maiden), Ltd., and Capitol 
(Epsom), Ltd. British representative Jean de 
Merly, and Paris International Films. Club: — 
Royal Automobile. Address : — Moorside, West 
Hill. S.W.15. 

Richard Butler Wainwright, A.F.c. 

Director of J. G. & R. B. Wainwright, Ltd- 
(sole U. K. representatives of U. F. A. Berlin)- 
Managing Director of Pavilion ( Aylesbury) > 
Ltd., (controlling Pavilion Theatre and Market 
Theatre, Aylesbury), Exchange Theatre, Ltd., 
Plaza (New Maiden), Ltd., The Capitol (Epsom). 
Ltd., and Picture House (Leatherhead), Ltd. 
Clubs :— R.A.F., R.A.C., International Sports- 
men's Club. Address : — Kingsmead, Elsworthv 
Road, N.W.3. 

Sydney Wake. 

Born 1881. Entered the industry in igiowith 
Crystal Film Mfg. Co. Later with Excel Kine- 
matograph Co. ; managing director Regal Films, 
Ltd. In 1921 established Standard Kine, 
laboratories of which he is life chairman and 
managing director. Chairman of British Syn- 
chronised Productions, Ltd., and director of 
Walton Photographic Ltd. Address: — Rythe 
Works, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, 

S. Waller. 

Born 1 891. Educated King's College, London. 
Head of the firm of Way and Waller, Estate 
Agents and Surveyors, Specialists in the sale 
and valuation of Kinemas. 7, Hanover Square 
W.i. Telephone: Mayf air 8022. (10 lines.) 

Albany Ward. 

One of the pioneers of the Trade, he was born 
in London in 1879, and educated at Christ's 
Hospital. He commenced his career in 1895, and 
was one of the first to tour the provinces with 
pictures. Established his first permanent 
theatre at Weymouth, in 1906. He sold his 
circuit to the Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd. 
Managing Director of the following companies : 
Award Theatres, Ltd.; Salisbury Press, Ltd.; 
Salisbury Billposting Co., Ltd.; Salisbury Poster 
Advertising Service, Ltd. ; Swindon Poster 
Advertising Co., Ltd. ; Cotswold Poster Adver- 
tising Co., Ltd. ; Hereford and Mon. Advertising 
Co., Ltd.; Abergavenny and Dist. Billposting 
Co., Ltd. ; and is also a director of Albany 
Ward Theatres, Ltd. Address : — Rodborough 
Crest, near Stroud, Glos. 

Oliver Ward. 

Has had extensive experience in the Industry 
on all sides, having been connected or renting 
business with Wards Films, Haywards Pro- 
ductions, Ruffells, Bioscope, Universal Films 
and other Companies. Joined Cinephone at 
its inception, resigned December 1930, to become 
Sales manager Mihaly Universal Tonefilm 
Syndicate, Ltd. Address :— 193, Wardour 
Street, W. 

Edward Watson. 

General Manager, African Films, Ltd., and 
African Film Productions, Ltd.] 
Born in Plymouth in 1 880, Edward Watson 
went to South Africa in 1895. He returned to 
England in 191 5 to represent the African Film 
Trust, Ltd., and African Film Productions in 
Europe. For the last seven years has been in 

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South Africa as general manager to African 
Films, Ltd. Address: — 97, Houghton Drive, 
Johannesburg, S. Africa. 

A. B. Watts. 

A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., was born in 1886, and 
was educated at Long Ashton School, Bristol, 
and Cardiff Higher Grade School. He is a 
director of Bios., Ltd., and Utility Patents, 
Ltd. Treasurer and formerly chairman and 
secretary of South Wales Branch of the C.E.A. 
Delegate to the General Council C.E.A. Joint 
managing director, Splott (Cardiff) Cinema Co. 
Ltd. Address:— is Windsor Place, Cardiff. 

F. A. Webber, F.S.A.A. 

Secretary of the Bristol and West of England 
Branch of the C.E.A. since January, 1921. Fellow 
of the Society of Incorporated Accountants and 
Auditors. Member of the Bristol City Council. 
Clubs : — Bristol Constitutional, Knowle Con- 
stitutional. Address : — Manor House, Whit- 
church, near Bristol. 

James Welsh. 

[Vice-President, C.E.A.] 
Born 1881. Ex M.P. for Paisley. J. P. for 
the City of Glasgow. Long experience of Local 
Government work. Entered the Industry in 
1910 as exhibitor. Director of Kingsway 
Cinema, Glasgow. Active in C.E.A. since its 
formation. Two years secretary of the Scottish 
Branch. Member of the General Council of the 
C.E.A. and also of the Legal, Finance and 
Parliamentary Committee. Club : — National 
Labour. Address : — I, Endfield Avenue, 
Glasgow, W.2. Phone: — West 5447. 

T. A. Welsh. 

Joined the Gaumont Co., Ltd., in 1898, and 
later became general manager and secretary. 
In 1 91 6 was appointed member of Govern- 
ment Cinema Committee and was sent to 
France, where he arranged the distribution of 
the British War Films. Pounded Welsh 
Pearson and Co., Ltd., in 1918, in associa- 
tion with George Pearson their first pro- 
duction being "The Better 'Ole." Introduced 
Betty Balfour to the screen in " Nothing 
Else Matters," followed by the " Squibs" series, 
"Love, Life and Laughter" and "Reveille." 
Has always been foremost in any movement for 
the betterment of the British Film Industry, 
and was responsible for the proposal for the 
establishing of a British National Studio to be 
supported by a British National Sales Organi- 
tion for exploitation of British films all over 
the world. His scheme to provide studios and 
facilities equal to the best to be found in America 
was originally propounded at the Glasgow Con- 
ference of the CE.A. in July, 192s, and was 
further developed at the Morecambe Conference 
injune,i927. Club: — Constitutional. Address: 
— 6, Seaforth Gardens, Winchmore Hill. N.21. 

C. Dudley West, F.C.A. 

[Partner, Simon Jude and West, Chartered 
Accountants, Liverpool.] 
Born 1882. Secretary and auditor of a 
number of kinematograph, theatrical and 
music-hall companies. Secretary and treasurer 
of N.W . Branch of the C.E.A. Member of the 
Council of the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent 
Fund. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered 

Accountants. Clubs : — Chartered Accountants' 
Golfing Society, Leasowe Golf Club (Captain 
1925-6), Heswall Golf Club (Honorary Life 
Member). Private address : — " Cranford," 
Spital, Cheshire. 

Aid. R. W. Wheeldon, J.P. 

Born 1867. Lord Mayor 1932, Sheriff 1932, 
Member of the City Council for Kingston- 
upon-Hill. Managing director of the follow- 
ing companies: Eureka Picture Hall, Ltd., 
Hull; Sherbura Picture Hall, Ltd., Hull 
(controlling Sherburn and Ritz Halls ; Marble 
Arch Picture Palace Co. (Beverley), Ltd., 
Beverley, East Yorkshire. First entered business 
along with the late William Henry Maggs, 
in 1911, being vice-chairman of the com- 
panies with him until his death in 1924, 
when he succeeded to the position of managing 
director; vice-president. Hull C.E.A. Branch; 
president of the above, and representative on the 
C.E.A. General Council in 1925-6, prior to which 
vice-president of the Hull branch for many years. 
Private Address :—■" Broxholme," 392, An'aby 
Road, Hull, Yorkshire. Phone: — 2899. 

Elizabeth Wieland. 

[Mrs. Jack Davis.] 
Managing Director Wieland's Agency, 
daughter of H. W. Wieland, who founded the 
bureau in 1870. The Agency has world wide 
reputation, having successfully transacted 
business with most of the leading Stais of the 
Profession. Address: — Faraday House, 8 to 10, 
Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. Phone: — 
Temple Bar 6788-8336. Sight phone: — Museum 

Herbert Wilcox. 

[Director of Productions, and Company Director 
of British and Dominions Film Corporation, Ltd.] 
Bom in Cork, 1891. Officer in the Royal 
Flying Corps during the war 1914-1918. Entered 
the film industry in 1919 on demobilisation. 
After making many successful silent films, has 
been producer or director of the following 
talking films: "Rookery Nook," "Splinters," 
" On Approval," " Canaries Sometimes Sing," 
" Plunder," " A Night Like This," " Mischief," 
"The Speckled Band," "Up for the Cup," 
" Up for the Derby," " The Mayor's Nest," 
"The Chance of a Night-Time," "Carnival," 
" The Blue Danube," " Good Night, Vienna," 
" The Love Contract," " Leap Year," "Thark," 
" The Flag Lieutenant," " It's a King ! " " Yes, 
Mr. Brown," " The Little Damozel." Addresses : 
— 1:7-119, Regent Street, W.i, and Imperial 
Studios, Boreham Wood, Herts. Phone : — 
Regent 7128. 

R. Gillespie Williams. 

Born 1900. Invented and developed inter- 
zone system of lighting and supervised electrical 
contracts of every description. Specialised in 
scientific lighting for nearly twelve years. 
Invented and developed the Holophane colour 
lighting system for Holophane, Ltd., and put 
in a great amount of propaganda work for 
improving the general technique of kinema 
showmanship. Now chief colour consultant 
for Holophane, Ltd. Member of Junior Institute 
of Engineers ; Illuminating EngineeringSociety ; 
Guild of British Projectionists and Technicians ; 
B.K.S. and Society of Cinematograph 
Technical and Accessories Representatives. 
Address : — 60, Elgar Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey. 

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J. Leslie Williams. 

After nine vears' Fleet Street experience with 
Daily Sketch, Sunday Graphic, United News- 
papers, Allied Newspapers, and as joint London 
Editor New York Herald-Tribune Syndicate, 
became Press manager to European M.P. Co., 
and now publicity director Universal Pictures, 
Ltd. ; Rialto Theatre, Ltd. ; and associated 
theatres. Address .-—89, Old Park Avenue, 
Enfield. Phone .-—Enfield 0065. 

John H. Wills. 

[Managing Director and Secretary, St. George's 
Canterbury Theatre Co., Vd. Chairman, Kent 
Films Motor Transport Co., Ltd.] 
Born Devonport, 1 880. Educated Plymouth 
Corporation Grammar School. Commenced 
business career as a bank clerk. Joined the 
D'Oyly Carte Principal Repertoire Opera Co., 
and toured the United Kingdom and South 
Africa. Migrated to the halls and played all 
the principal circuits. Entered the kinema 
Industry, 1913. Clubs: — Canterbury Club and 
East Kent and Canterbury Conservative Club. 

Charles M. Woolf. 

[Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director 
Gaumont- British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
Managing Director, W. & F. Film Service, Ltd. | 

Entered the Industry in 1919 as one of tbe 
partners in W. and F. ; came into great promi- 
nence by his immensely successful exploitation 
of Harold Lloyd comedies. For years has 
persistently and courageously encouraged the 
production of British pictures, contributing 
in a high degree to the advancement of British 
production. As chairman of Gainsborough 
Pictures was responsible for a steadily increasing 
output of excellent British pictures and, through 
W. and F. releases, for the many productions 
of the British and Dominions Studios. His 
consistent advocacy of, and work for, British 
pictures is fitly crowned not only by the com- 
pletion of the Gaumont-British Studios at 
Shepherd's Bush, but by the standard reached 
by its initial productions. Was president of 
the K.R.S. in 1927. Is deputy chairman and 
joint managing director of Gaumont-British 
Corporation, Ltd., and director of Associated 
Companies ; managing director, W. and F. 
Film Service, Ltd. Address : — Film House, 
Wardour Street, W. Phone : — Gerrard 9292. 

Harold Wood. 

Born Windsor, 1884. Educated Taplow 
Grammar School. Entered the industry by joining 
Kodak, Ltd., in 1915 and after the war was 
transferred to the Motion Picture Film Sales 
Department under E. E. Blake. Member of the 
B.K.S. Addresses: — " Applegarth," Beaufort 
Road, Kingston-on-Thames, and Kingsway, 
W.C.2. Phone:— Holborn 7841. 

Harry Bruce Woolle. 

[Managing Director, British Instructional 

Films, Ltd.] 
Born in London. Entered the Industry in 1910, 
and joined Ruffells' Bioscope Company as a sales- 
man in 1912. Manager of Eclipse Exclusives 
Ltd., 1914. Served throughout the war in the 
Artillery. After demobilisation established 
British Instructional Films in 1919. Pioneer of 
war subjects. Club : — Junior Constitutional. 

Address : — Regent Studio, Welwyn Garden 

J. M. Woolnough. 

Born 1881. Educated Gravesend and Regent 
Street Polytechnic. Ten years' service, Slater's 
Electrical Works, 1897, afterwards with W. A. 
Stevens, Ltd., Maidstone, General Electric Co., 
Metropolitan Vickers Electric Co., General 
Manager, Strand and InterchangeableSigns.Ltd., 
London, since inception of Company in 1926. 
Address: 9, Craven Park, N.W.10. 

Roland M. Wright. 

[Chairman, Leicester C.E.A.] 

Born 1882. Apprenticed to drapery trade, 
and commenced own business in Leicester, 1910. 
Saw possibilities of kTnema, and with another 
built Imperial P.H., Leicester, in 1911. Built 
Star, Leicester, in 1914. One of tbe first to form 
Leicester Branch of C.E.A., of which he has 
been chairman. Delegate to General Council 
for five years ; resigned Sept., 1929. Proprietor 
Picturedrome, Mere Road, Leicester. Now 
managing director, High Street Cinema, Leices- 
ter, controlling High Street Cinema and Hippo- 
drome, Leicester. Private address : — 66, Fosse 
Road South, Leicester. 

8. J. Wright. 

Born 1876. Represents, in partnership with 
Walter Pearce, the Wurlitzer Kinema Organ 
and the American Seating Company, conducting 
the sales in Great Britain. Commanded Brigade 
of Artillery in the war, retiring with the rank 
of Major. Clubs ."—Regency and Stadium. 
Address : — 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 

Thomas Wright. 

Chairman, Notts and Derby Branch, C.E.A.] 
Born 1885. Up to commencement of war, 
auctioneer and valuer. Joined Forces, August, 
1914, and served until January, 191 8, then joined 
H. B. Stone in his numerous Midland ventures. 
On retirement of H. B. Stone carried on. Chair- 
man, Notts and Derby Branch C.E.A. Directo: 
Nottingham Palais de Danse and Notts Countv 
Football Club. Private Address .-— " St. Ives, : ' 
Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham. Phone : 

Herbert A. Yapp. 

Promoter and managing director of Wands- 
worth P.T., Putney Palace, Royalty, North 
Kensington, Forum, Fulham, proprietor, Morden 
Cinema, Morden, Surrey, and is managing 
director of several other businesses. Addresses : — 
Uplands, Wimbledon Common, S.W.19, and 
Forum Theatre, 142-150, Fulham Road, S.W.10. 
Phone .-—Kensington 5234-5. 

H. T. S. Young. 

[Hon. Sec. Screen Golfing Society.] 
Joined the Gaumont Co., Ltd., in 1909 and 
was placed in charge of the branches. In 1914 
went to Dublin as manager for Ireland. Returned 
in 1923 and was made export manager, which 
position he still holds. Became assistant to the 
managing director in 1929. Is a member of the 
sub-committee, Overseas section, F.B.I. Hon. 
sec., Screen Golfing Society. Address : — 55, 
Glenthorne Avenue, Addiscombe, Surrey, 
Phone : — Addiscombe 2901. 

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Henry Edwards 

" The Flag Lieutenant" 

Directed by Henry Edwards 

Director of Paramount subjects 
for British and Dominions Film 
Corporation, Ltd. 


MYSTERY " " DRIVEN " Etc. Etc. Etc. 


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Freeholders - Henry Edwards and E. G. Norman 

Proprietors - - Teddington Film Studios, Ltd. 
(Registered Office : - 8, New Street Square, E.C.4) 

Equipped with the latest 
Lighting and Heating. 

Five acres of delightful 
grounds, with long 
river frontage. 

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Telegrams & Cables : TEMPLE ROAD LONDON, N.W.2 

Telephone : GLADSTONE 2261 (4 lines.) 

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Sound System 


Price Low 
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Tanar (British) Corporation, Ltd. 

145, Wardour Street, 
London, W.I. 

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200 FEET 
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The N.S. Auto Kine" Camera on the N.S. Tripod 
with Universal Revolving and Tilting Top. 


We make a Studio Model for "Mixes" and " Fades" 


Slow Motion Model taking 40 to 120 frames a second 

also the 

" N.S." STANDARD KINE' CAMERA holding 400 feet 

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Who's What and Where in 
the Studio. 

Aharne, Brian.— b. 1902. Educated Malvern 
College. Successful West End actor. "The 
Squire of Long Hadley," " King of the Castle," 
"Safety First," "A Woman Redeemed," 
"Shooting Stars," "Underground," "The W. 
Plan," "Madame Guillotine." Club : — Con- 

Ahtrne, Pit. — Born 1 901, Ireland. Starred in 
" Blinkeyes," "Virginia's Husband," "Silver 
Lining," "Carry On," "The Game Chicken," 
" Huntingtower " " Auld Lang Syne," "City 
of Play." R.K.O. contract 1932. 

Ainley, Henry Famousstage actor, appeared 

in films from 1915 onward? for Hepworth. Ideal, 
Stoll, etc. " Inscrutable Drew " series, " First 
Miss Fraser." 

Aked, Muriel. — Character actress, in several 
silent films, " Rome Express," etc. 

Alexander, Alec. Jun. — b. 1903. Much film 
experience : the Hebrew soldier in " Mother- 
land." Provider of dance bands in talkie 

Allan, Elizabeth (Mrs. William J. O'Bryen).— 
"Michael and Mary," "Black Coffee," "Ser- 
vice for Ladies," " Many Waters," " Insult," 
" The Lodger." 

Allen, Adrienne (Mrs. Raymond Massey). — 
Leading ladv, "Loose Ends." "The Stronger 
Sex," " Conflict," " Black Coffee." 

Allgood, Sara. — Famous Irish Player. " Black- 
mail," " Juno and the Paycock." 

Allister, Claude.— West End actor who found 
Hollywood fame in " silly ass " roles. British 
films, " Two White Arms," " Diamond Cut 
Diamond," " Midshipmaid." 

Antes, Gerald. — b. Blackheath. Educated 
Freiburg University. "The Prisoner of Zenda " 
(London), "Rupert of Hentzau," "Mr. Justice 
Raffles," "Mrs. Erricker's Reputation," 
"Tansy," " Helen of Four Gates." With Gaston 
Quiribet produced "Once Aboard the Lugger" 
(Hepworth). Address: — 19, Greycoat Gardens, 
Westminster (Victoria 5031). 

Angel, Heather. — Ingenue, " City of Song," 
" Hound of the Baskervilles," " Bill the Con- 
queror," " After Office Hours," " Men of Steel." 
Fox Holywood contract 1933. 

Arnold, Charles W.— Art director, B.I. P. ; 
" The Outsider," " Rich and Strange," " Money 
for Nothing," " Tin Gods," " No. 17." Address: 
Silverthaw, West Drive, Harrow Weald. Phone: 
Stanmore 320. 

Arnold, N. Gregory. — Technical direction 
Famous Players-Lasky British Producers, Ltd , 
and Graham Wilcox. Ltd Address :■ — " Brook - 
side," Chiltern Avenue, Bushty. 

Asher, Billy.— G. 1879; f->rm;rly Hurt 
Jockey and in vaudeville ; Assistant to Shaw anu 
other London Film uirectors; floor manager 
Alliance Stud os, latterly with Herbert Wilcox. 
Address ; — 39, Gordon Avenue, St. Margarets. 

Ashton, Charles. — " Monty Works the Wires," 
"A Will and a Way," "Sam's Boy," " Head ol 
the Family," "Master of Craft," "Last King 
of Wales," "The Monkey's Paw," "The 
Constable's Move," "Sir or Madam." 

Asquith, Anthony.— Studied him making in 
Hollywood and assisteu 111 "Boadicea"; wrote 
and produced "Shooting Stars," directed by 
A. V. Bramble. Directed " Underground " 
*' A Runaway Princess," " A Cottage on Dart- 
moor," *' Tell England," " Dance, Little 
Lady," " Five and Six." 

Ault, Marie. — Whole life on stage. Principal 
character part in "East of Suez" at His 
Majesty's Theatre. Took up film work in S. 
Africa. — " Wee Macgreegor's Sweetheart," 
" Faddy the Next Best Thing." " Woman to 
Woman," "Monkey's Paw." "Starlit Garden," 
"Every Mother's Son," "The Rat," "Roses 
of Picardy," "The Lodger," "Silver Lining," 
"Kitty," "Life," "Return of the Rat." 
"Third Time Lucky." Address : — Arts Theatre 

Ayrton, Randle. — Educated King's School 
Chester, and Geneva University. Many years on 
the stage in London and U.S.A. Produced 
Shakespeare Festivals in England. Played lead 
at the Stratford-on-Avon Theatre and in own 
companies. Started filming in 1913 with the 
London Film Co. Produced for Harma and 
National Film Co., Boston, U.S.A. Played 
in "Chu Chin Chow," "Southern Love," 
"Decameron Nights," "Nell Gwyn," "The 
Little People," "Passion Island," "One of 
the Best." 1927, directed "His House in 
Order." 1928, played in " Eileen," " The 
Manxman," "High Seas," "Two Worlds." 
" The Great Game." 

Baddeley, Angela.—" Speckled Band," *' The 
Ghost Train." 

Baddeley, Hermione. — Brilliant young stage 
comedienne ; played for Nettlefold and in 
" Guns of Loos." 

Balcon, S. Chandos.— b. 1891. Production 
manager. Gainsborough Pictures, 1928. 
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Balfour, Betty. — Famous British screen 
comedienne. " Nothing Else Matters," "Mary 
Find-the-Gold," "Squibs," "Mord Em'ly," 
"Wee Macsrreegor's Sweetheart," "Squib= 
Wins the Calcutta Sweep,' "Love, Life and 
Laughter," "Squibs, M.P.", "Squibs' Honey- 
moon," "Reveille," "Satan's Sister" (fll 
directed by George Pearson), "Monte Carlo," 
"Somebody's Darling," "The Sea Urchin,'' 
" Blinkeyes," "Cinders," "A Sister of Six," 
"A Little Bit of Fluff." 1927, on contract to 
Bntish International. "Champagne," "Para 
dise," " Daughter of the Regiment," " Vagabond 
Queen," " Raise the Roof," "The Brat." 

Banfleld, George J. — Managing dtrectrr, 
British Filmcraft in